Spanish car market dropped again 9% in February 2013. Peugeot market leader.

Spanish car sales in February were 58.384, down 9.8% from last year. Year-to-date sales were 108.055, down 9.8%, in line with full year expected decline.

In the 2008 the unemployment level in Spain was at 8.5%, same of Germany. Now it is at the highest level among developed economies at 25%, with more than half of young people below 34 years without a job. In the 2012 GDP declined 1.4% (+0.4% in 2011) while Investments dropped by 8.9%, for the huge crisis of the bank systems, rescued by EU cash injection of 40 billion euros.

The 2013 should report a GDP index again at -1.4%, and the internal demand should fell from -1.9% in 2012 to -2.7%. As consequence and in spite of PIVE incentive plan introduced in last October, the market will drop below the 600.000 annual units, with no hope of recovery in the 2014.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Peugeot conquered the podium, up 3 spots from the previous month, with 6.591 sales and a share of 11.3%, up 4.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date February sales were 10.028 with a share of 9.3%, up 1.4 points from the last quarter of 2012. Peugeot held 5 models in the top 50, with the 308 in 2nd position.

Seat was 2nd, selling 5.475 vehicles with a share of 9.4%, up 1.1 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 9.598 with a share of 8.9%, up 0.8 points from the last quarter of 2012. Seat held 4 models in the top 50, with the Ibiza in 4th position.

Citroen posted a wonderful month, jumping to the 3rd position, with 5.445 units and a share of 9.3%, up 4.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 8.007 with a share of 7.4%. The best-selling model was the C4, in 6th position.

Volkswagen was 3rd (4th year-to-date) selling 5.188 units with a share of 8.9%, up 1.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 8.968 with a share of 8.3%. The Polo was the market leader.

Renault was 4th (5th year-to-date) selling 3.992 vehicles with a share of 6.8%, up 0.7 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 7.021 with a share of 6.5%. The best-selling model was the Clio in 8th position.

Audi climbed to the 5th position (7th year-to-date) selling 6.460 units with a share of 6.0%, up 0.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 6.460 with a share of 6.0%. The A1 was 19th.

Opel was 6th selling 3.378 vehicles with a share of 5.8%, down 1.5 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 7.007 with a share of 6.5%. The best-selling model was the Corsa in 14th position.

BMW was 7th (8th year-to-date) selling 3.516 units with a share of 5.3%, down 0.2 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 5.795 with a share of 5.4%. The 1-Series was 12th.

Ford was 8th (9th year-to-date) selling 2.844 vehicles with a share of 4.9%, down 0.7 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 5.651 with a share of 5.2%.The Focus was 21st.

Nissan was 9th (11th year-to-date) selling 2.501 units with a share of 4.3%, down 1.0 points from the previous month. The best-selling model was the Qashqai in 7th position.

Toyota was 10th, selling 2.346 units with a share of 4.0%, down 1.9 points from the previous month. The best-selling model was the Auris in 30th position.

In the table below, the top 25 brands, ordered by year-to-date position:

Rank

Brand

Feb

Ytd Feb

Q3

Q4

2012

Jan

Feb

Ytd Feb

1

Peugeot

6.591

10.028

7,7%

7,9%

7,9%

6,9%

11.3%

9,3%

2

Seat

5.475

9.598

7,2%

8,1%

7,8%

8,3%

9,4%

8,9%

3

Volkswagen

5.188

8.968

8,5%

8,2%

8,9%

7,6%

8,9%

8,3%

4

Citroen

5.445

8.007

6,9%

6,7%

7,5%

5,1%

9,3%

7,4%

5

Renault

3.992

7.021

7,5%

8,3%

7,5%

6,1%

6,8%

6,5%

6

Opel

3.378

7.007

7,0%

6,5%

7,1%

7,3%

5,8%

6,5%

7

Audi

3.516

6.460

5,3%

4,6%

5,2%

5,9%

6,0%

6,0%

8

BMW

3.075

5.795

3,9%

4,0%

3,7%

5,5%

5,3%

5,4%

9

Ford

2.844

5.651

7,2%

6,6%

7,3%

5,6%

4,9%

5,2%

10

Toyota

2.346

5.302

5,8%

5,0%

5,1%

5,9%

4,0%

4,9%

11

Nissan

2.501

5.132

5,0%

5,4%

5,1%

5,3%

4,3%

4,7%

12

Hyundai

2.083

4.890

4,4%

5,2%

4,2%

5,6%

3,6%

4,5%

13

Mercedes

1.875

3.842

3,2%

3,2%

3,0%

4,0%

3,2%

3,6%

14

Dacia

1.280

3.552

2,6%

3,8%

2,5%

4,6%

2,2%

3,3%

15

Fiat

1.828

2.999

1,9%

2,1%

2,3%

2,4%

3,1%

2,8%

16

Kia

1.267

2.601

3,2%

2,8%

2,6%

2,7%

2,2%

2,4%

17

Skoda

998

1.735

1,9%

1,6%

2,0%

1,5%

1,7%

1,6%

18

Mini

673

1.271

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

19

Chevrolet

603

1.262

2,4%

1,8%

2,2%

1,3%

1,0%

1,2%

20

Land Rover

496

1.159

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

1,3%

0,8%

1,1%

21

Mazda

380

872

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

1,0%

0,7%

0,8%

22

Honda

488

813

1,0%

1,0%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

23

Volvo

396

734

0,8%

1,1%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

24

Alfa Romeo

197

563

0,7%

0,5%

0,5%

0,7%

0,3%

0,5%

25

Suzuki

266

461

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

Looking at the best models performance, the Volkswagen Polo was the market leader (14th in January) selling 2.396 vehicles with a share of 4.1%, up 2.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 3.289 with a share of 3.0%.

The Peugeot 308 jumped to the 2nd position (16th in January) selling 2.070 units with a share of 3.5%, up 1.8 points from the previous month, followed by the 209 in 3rd (12th in January) with 1.853 sales and a share of 32%,up 1.3 points from the previous month.

The Ibiza was 4th, selling 1.852 units with a share of 3.2%, up 0.6 points from the previous month, followed by the Leon in 5th (3rd in January) with 1.839 sales and a share of 3.1%, up 0.4 points from the previous month, and by the Citroen C4 in 6th (18th in January) with 1.740 sales and a share of 3.0%, up 1.5 points from the previous month.

The Qashqai was 7th (2nd in January) with 1.656 units and a share of 2.8%, down 0.4 points from the previous month, followed by the Clio in 8th (6th in January) with 1.609 sales and a share of 2.8%, up 0.5 points from the previous month.

The Megane was 9th (7th in January) selling 1.402 units with a share of 2.4%, up 0.2 points from the previous month, followed by the Golf in 10th (9th in January) with 1.393 sales and a share of 2.4%, up 0.3 points from the previous month.

Behind it was a positive month for the Citroen C4 Picasso in 11th, up 20 spots from the previous month, for the Peugeot 3008 in 16th, up 26 spots, for the Audi A4 in 19th, up 24 spots, and for the Fiat Panda in 23rd, up 42 spots from January.

It was a negative month for the Dacia Sandero in 27th, down 26 spots from the previous month, for the Opel Corsa in 14th, down 9 spots, and for the Toyota Auris in 30th, down 20 spots from January.

In the table below, the best-selling 50 models, ranked for last month position:

Rank Feb

Rank Jan

Rank 2012

 

Feb

Ytd Feb

2012

Jan

Feb

Ytd Feb

1

14

5

Volkswagen Polo

2.396

3.289

2,5%

1,8%

4,1%

3,0%

2

16

9

Peugeot 308

2.070

2.909

2,0%

1,7%

3,5%

2,7%

3

12

19

Peugeot 208

1.853

2.776

1,4%

1,9%

3,2%

2,6%

4

4

1

Seat Ibiza

1.852

3.121

3,4%

2,6%

3,2%

2,9%

5

3

7

Seat Leon

1.839

3.191

2,3%

2,7%

3,1%

3,0%

6

18

8

Citroen C4

1.740

2.481

2,3%

1,5%

3,0%

2,3%

7

2

2

Nissan Qashqai

1.656

3.233

3,2%

3,2%

2,8%

3,0%

8

6

13

Renault Clio

1.609

2.744

1,9%

2,3%

2,8%

2,5%

9

7

3

Renault Megane

1.402

2.504

2,9%

2,2%

2,4%

2,3%

10

9

4

Volkswagen Golf

1.393

2.435

2,5%

2,1%

2,4%

2,3%

11

31

15

Citroen C4 Picasso

1.256

1.804

1,7%

1,1%

2,2%

1,7%

12

17

26

BMW 1-Series

1.228

2.052

1,1%

1,7%

2,1%

1,9%

13

24

14

Citroen C3

1.214

1.830

1,8%

1,2%

2,1%

1,7%

14

5

6

Opel Corsa

1.090

2.260

2,4%

2,4%

1,9%

2,1%

15

8

10

Opel Astra

1.037

2.134

1,9%

2,2%

1,8%

2,0%

16

42

35

Peugeot 3008

942

1.371

0,9%

0,9%

1,6%

1,3%

17

33

29

Seat Altea

877

1.414

1,1%

1,1%

1,5%

1,3%

18

23

36

BMW 3-Series

869

1.505

0,9%

1,3%

1,5%

1,4%

19

43

38

Audi A1

821

1.236

0,9%

0,8%

1,4%

1,1%

20

13

23

Hyundai i30

775

1.691

1,2%

1,8%

1,3%

1,6%

21

15

12

Ford Focus

748

1.606

1,9%

1,7%

1,3%

1,5%

22

25

40

Peugeot 508

727

1.336

0,8%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

23

65

45

Fiat Panda

723

951

0,7%

0,5%

1,2%

0,9%

24

22

11

Ford Fiesta

722

1.363

1,9%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

25

29

33

Audi A4

722

1.298

1,0%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

26

11

24

Audi A3

705

1.642

1,1%

1,9%

1,2%

1,5%

27

1

18

Dacia Sandero

701

2.393

1,4%

3,4%

1,2%

2,2%

28

36

78

Mercedes A Class

701

1.224

0,4%

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

29

51

48

Peugeot 5008

627

961

0,7%

0,7%

1,1%

0,9%

30

10

20

Toyota Auris

615

1.572

1,4%

1,9%

1,1%

1,5%

31

27

17

Ford C-Max

605

1.192

1,5%

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

32

45

21

Renault Scenic

601

990

1,4%

0,8%

1,0%

0,9%

33

19

30

Nissan Juke

600

1.341

1,1%

1,5%

1,0%

1,2%

34

21

22

Hyundai ix35

591

1.233

1,3%

1,3%

1,0%

1,1%

35

40

31

Kia Sportage

542

1.025

1,1%

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

36

20

25

Toyota Yaris

525

1.264

1,1%

1,5%

0,9%

1,2%

37

28

132

Seat Toledo

465

1.047

0,1%

1,2%

0,8%

1,0%

38

39

28

Opel Insigna

465

961

1,1%

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

39

53

47

Audi Q3

439

757

0,7%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

40

49

46

Ford Kuga

419

755

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

41

26

49

Kia Cee’d

417

1.019

0,7%

1,2%

0,7%

0,9%

42

119

154

Fiat 500 L

414

472

0,0%

0,1%

0,7%

0,4%

43

32

42

Mercedes B Class

384

923

0,8%

1,1%

0,7%

0,9%

44

35

34

Mercedes C Class

380

904

1,0%

1,1%

0,7%

0,8%

45

58

60

Audi Q5

374

643

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

46

38

27

Volkswagen Passat

372

871

1,1%

1,0%

0,6%

0,8%

47

30

32

Volkswagen Tiguan

368

927

1,0%

1,1%

0,6%

0,9%

48

47

50

Mini

366

710

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

49

48

41

Dacia Duster

352

690

0,8%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

50

34

39

Fiat 500

343

869

0,9%

1,1%

0,6%

0,8%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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