Sweden car market: June 2012 down 7%. Volvo share at 18.7%.

Following the double digit decline reported in April and May, June minus 7 pct. was partially positive and anticipated a second half foreseen substantially flat over last year.

Focus2move.com forecast for the full year 2012 is at 294.000 units, down 3.6% from last year. However this would be almost a good level for this small market, considering the volume record it at 306.799 units (2007).

The domestic maker, Volvo, was the market leader, with the first half sales at 26.629 units and a share of 18.7%, down 0.6 points of share from last year. In the last three months, Volvo share was flat at 18.1%.

Volkswagen was the second, with 21.889 sales and 15.4% of share, up 1.1 points from last year. Volkswagen was very aggressive and in June posted a tremendous share of 17.2%, only 200 units below the market leadership.

Audi was third, with 9.053 units and 6.4% of share, up 0.2 points from last year, followed by BMW, with 8.143 units and 5.7% of share, up 0.4 from last year.

The first non-European was Toyota, in fifth position, with 7.905 sales and 5.6% of share, up 0.2 points from last year.

In the table below, the Top 20 Brands ranked for year to date position:

Rank

Brand

Jun

I Half

2011

Apr

May

Jun

I Half

1

Volvo

4.625

26.629

19,3%

18,1%

18,1%

18,1%

18,7%

2

Volkswagen

4.393

21.889

14,3%

14,5%

13,9%

17,2%

15,4%

3

Audi

1.597

9.053

6,2%

6,1%

6,1%

6,3%

6,4%

4

BMW

1.635

8.143

5,3%

5,8%

6,2%

6,4%

5,7%

5

Toyota

1.417

7.905

5,4%

4,8%

5,7%

5,6%

5,6%

6

Kia

1.260

7.659

4,8%

5,5%

5,7%

4,9%

5,4%

7

Ford

1.152

7.617

5,6%

5,5%

6,3%

4,5%

5,3%

8

Skoda

1.230

6.228

4,6%

3,5%

4,6%

4,8%

4,4%

9

Hyundai

1.178

5.951

4,1%

3,9%

3,9%

4,6%

4,2%

10

Mercedes

1.096

5.874

3,9%

3,7%

4,4%

4,3%

4,1%

11

Peugeot

884

5.519

3,1%

5,3%

3,7%

3,5%

3,9%

12

Renault

615

4.927

4,1%

3,2%

2,5%

2,4%

3,5%

13

Nissan

546

3.391

2,4%

2,2%

2,2%

2,1%

2,4%

14

Opel

608

3.042

2,4%

2,2%

2,1%

2,4%

2,1%

15

Citroen

498

2.914

2,1%

1,9%

2,4%

2,0%

2,0%

16

Fiat

477

2.301

1,4%

2,7%

2,2%

1,9%

1,6%

17

Mitsubishi

276

2.047

1,7%

1,8%

1,5%

1,1%

1,4%

18

Subaru

343

2.044

1,1%

1,4%

1,2%

1,3%

1,4%

19

Honda

222

1.395

1,1%

1,3%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

20

Suzuki

245

1.387

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

Looking at the best models, the Volvo V70 was the best performer in the year to date ranking, selling 10.543 units, with a share of 7.4% and confirming the 2011 position.

The second was Volkswagen Passat, with 8.725 sales and 6.1% of share, ahead of the Volvo S/V60, with 6.910 units and 4.9% of share, able to surpass the Volkswagen Golf for the third place in the podium.

Behind, the new BMW 3 Series rocked from 15th position last year to the 8th and the New Toyota Yaris jumped from 24th last year to 13th this year. Volkswagen Polo felt from 14th position last year to the 23rd.

In the table below, the Top 30 best selling models, ranked by year to date position:

Rank

Model

Jun

I Half

Jun

I Half

2011 Ranking

1

Volvo V70

1.584

10.543

6,2%

7,4%

1

2

Volkswagen Passat

1.375

8.725

5,4%

6,1%

2

3

Volvo S/V60

1.361

6.910

5,3%

4,9%

4

4

Volkswagen Golf

1.272

5.566

5,0%

3,9%

3

5

Volvo V50

326

3.604

1,3%

2,5%

5

6

Kia Cee’d

511

3.090

2,0%

2,2%

6

7

Volvo XC60

530

2.963

2,1%

2,1%

8

8

BMW 3 Series

724

2.795

2,8%

2,0%

15

9

Ford Focus

441

2.649

1,7%

1,9%

10

10

Audi A4

427

2.346

1,7%

1,6%

7

11

BMW 5 Series

395

2.322

1,5%

1,6%

11

12

Audi A6

377

2.222

1,5%

1,6%

19

13

Toyota Yaris

415

2.162

1,6%

1,5%

24

14

Renault Clio

284

2.125

1,1%

1,5%

12

15

Renault Megane

222

2.125

0,9%

1,5%

9

16

Skoda Fabia

504

2.116

2,0%

1,5%

13

17

Nissan Qashqai

362

2.016

1,4%

1,4%

20

18

Toyota Avensis

335

1.966

1,3%

1,4%

26

19

Skoda Octavia

362

1.936

1,4%

1,4%

16

20

Mercedes C Class

318

1.909

1,2%

1,3%

17

21

Peugeot 508

316

1.806

1,2%

1,3%

41

22

Volkswagen Tiguan

352

1.805

1,4%

1,3%

33

23

Volkswagen Polo

591

1.804

2,3%

1,3%

14

24

Hyundai i30

372

1.706

1,5%

1,2%

25

25

Kia Sportage

261

1.648

1,0%

1,2%

27

26

Fiat Ducato

358

1.636

1,4%

1,1%

28

27

Peugeot 308

280

1.589

1,1%

1,1%

36

28

Toyota Auris

217

1.416

0,9%

1,0%

18

29

Mercedes E Class

258

1.296

1,0%

0,9%

23

30

Hyundai i40

179

1.263

0,7%

0,9%

76

 

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