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South African Vehicle Sales Statistics. Opel & Mazda shine in November.

South African Vehicle Sales Statistics Mazda-2_2015

South African Vehicle Sales Statistics in November report again a brilliant Ford gaining terrain over the market leader Toyota thanks to the sales boost on Ecosport, Ranger, Fiesta and Focus. Mazda and Opel reported huge improvements.

Economic Outlook

South Africa is suffering the effects of its worst drought in over two decades and the low rainfall and rolling heatwaves have taken the largest toll on agriculture production. The adverse weather conditions are also exposing structural issues in water security, such as old infrastructure and technical problems, which are causing water shortages across the country.

Against this backdrop, the government imposed water supply restrictions in Johannesburg earlier this month. The water crisis, coupled with the electricity shortages, are not only hampering the economy, but are also seen as a political threat for the ruling African National Congress party and could provoke social unrest.

In late October, the government announced the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, which aims for a slower fiscal consolidation compared to this year’s budget. More details about the budget will be presented in February of next year.

Market Outlook

In November 2015 according to data released by the Department Trade and Industry of South African, total new light passengers vehicles sold in the country have been 48.280 , down 0.2% from the correspondent period last year, posting the 9th negative month in a string.

Following a little 1.8% lost reported in the first half of the year, the market outlook seems deteriorating hit by negative economic factors and in more recent months the lost has been more relevant. In this sense, November left observers with positive hope for the change in the current negative mood.

During the first eleven months of the year, total sales had been 540.442 units, losing over 20.000 sales from last year or 4.2%.

Competitive Arena

The market leader, Toyota, scored a very positive month with sales raised 17.4% at 11.236, recovering from last year. Moreover, year to date sales are still down 3.2%. Ford in second place registered 6.815 vehicles (+8.1%) keeping the pace in a great year with sales up in double-digit.

Third was Volkswagen with 5.933 units (-1.0%) followed by Kia with 4.294 (+99.4%), Nissan with 3.786 (-1.8%), Chevrolet with 2.232 (-4.9%) and the new start Renault with 2.003 units (+42.1%).

As far as group’s ranking, the leader was Toyota with 23.5% of share, ahead of Volkswagen group with 14.9% and Ford with 14.1%.

To read th best-selling cars ranking in the 2015, please refer to the articles we dedicated to this subject.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast Store

F2M covers intensively this market with several products developed to help any investigation required.

Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2020.

Auto Data in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.

All these and more within our South Africa Store.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Nov Rank 2015 Brand Nov YTD Nov Var Nov Var 2015 Nov 2015
1 1 Toyota 11.236 109.117 17,4% -3,2% 23,3% 20,2%
2 3 Ford 6.815 71.848 8,1% 11,9% 14,1% 13,3%
3 2 Volkswagen 5.933 74.426 -1,0% -7,6% 12,3% 13,8%
4 8 Kia 4.294 20.775 99,4% -7,4% 8,9% 3,8%
5 4 Nissan 3.786 39.099 -10,8% -7,3% 7,8% 7,2%
6 6 Chevrolet 2.232 29.131 -4,9% -19,2% 4,6% 5,4%
7 10 Renault 2.003 17.754 42,1% 4,8% 4,1% 3,3%
8 7 Mercedes 1.641 23.863 -36,7% -10,3% 3,4% 4,4%
9 11 Isuzu 1.263 14.267 6,5% -2,5% 2,6% 2,6%
10 9 BMW 1.206 20.058 -40,1% -14,7% 2,5% 3,7%
11 12 Audi 1.148 14.017 -12,6% -18,0% 2,4% 2,6%
12 13 Honda 981 10.208 8,9% 10,5% 2,0% 1,9%
13 14 Mazda 837 8.009 114,6% 80,5% 1,7% 1,5%
14 16 Suzuki 643 5.818 6,1% -2,5% 1,3% 1,1%
15 15 Opel 640 5.916 167,8% 76,0% 1,3% 1,1%
16 17 Jeep 544 5.674 -7,8% -16,7% 1,1% 1,0%
17 18 Land Rover 467 5.247 27,9% -9,1% 1,0% 1,0%
18 19 Datsun 377 5.194 -18,2% 374,3% 0,8% 1,0%
19 22 Mahindra 259 2.885 -4,8% -13,5% 0,5% 0,5%
20 21 Great Wall 240 2.953 2,6% -13,6% 0,5% 0,5%
21 20 Mitsubishi 238 3.405 -27,7% -19,6% 0,5% 0,6%
22 25 Tata 217 1.811 24,7% -29,5% 0,4% 0,3%
23 26 Fiat 209 1.503 -10,7% -39,6% 0,4% 0,3%
24 23 Volvo 204 2.463 -23,3% -6,3% 0,4% 0,5%
25 24 Mini 152 1.909 -12,6% -3,9% 0,3% 0,4%
26 32 Dodge 137 876 144,6% 13,0% 0,3% 0,2%
27 27 Porsche 115 1.357 -10,2% 41,6% 0,2% 0,3%
28 31 Lexus 100 918 22,0% -25,9% 0,2% 0,2%
29 29 Peugeot 91 1.225 -40,9% -42,8% 0,2% 0,2%
30 30 Subaru 60 1.054 -25,0% -11,3% 0,1% 0,2%
31 34 Jaguar 50 668 2,0% -26,1% 0,1% 0,1%
32 33 Citroen 44 775 -52,7% -2,3% 0,1% 0,1%
33 35 JMC 39 536 -36,1% 5,1% 0,1% 0,1%
34 36 Infiniti 36 517 2,9% 45,2% 0,1% 0,1%
35 39 Alfa Romeo 13 141 116,7% -41,7% 0,0% 0,0%
36 42 Maserati 8 36 100,0% 38,5% 0,0% 0,0%
36 37 Chrysler 8 237 -84,6% -29,9% 0,0% 0,0%
37 40 ChangAn 6 126 0,0% 0,0%
37 41 Ferrari 6 85 46,6% 0,0% 0,0%
38 38 SsangYong 2 143 -71,4% 21,2% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Nov Rank 2015 Group Nov YTD Nov Var Nov Var 2015 Nov 2015
1 1 Toyota 11.336 110.035 17,5% -3,5% 23,5% 20,4%
2 2 Volkswagen 7.196 89.800 -3,2% -8,9% 14,9% 16,6%
3 3 Ford 6.815 71.848 8,1% 11,9% 14,1% 13,3%
4 4 Renault-Nissan 6.202 62.564 0,8% 3,3% 12,8% 11,6%
5 5 Hyundai-Kia 4.294 53.861 -17,7% -10,5% 8,9% 10,0%
6 6 General Motors 2.872 35.047 11,1% -11,1% 5,9% 6,5%
7 7 Mercedes Daimler 1.641 23.863 -36,7% -10,4% 3,4% 4,4%
8 8 BMW 1.358 21.967 -37,9% -13,9% 2,8% 4,1%
9 9 Isuzu Motors 1.263 14.267 6,5% -2,5% 2,6% 2,6%
10 10 Honda 981 10.208 8,9% 10,5% 2,0% 1,9%

 

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