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Uruguay car market surged 22% in April 2013. Chevrolet was down.

In April, the light passenger vehicles sold in Uruguay were 4.371, up a robust 22.3% from last year. Thanks to this great performance, cumulate sales in April were 16.742, up 8.9% from last year, on track to deliver again record sales.

Looking at the top brands performance:

Chevrolet in 1st position collapsed this month, selling 583 units with a share of 13.3%, down 2.8 points of share from the previous month and 3.2 from the first quarter of 2013. Year-to-date April sales were 2.627 with a share of 15.7%.

Volkswagen was 2nd, selling 525 vehicles, only 48 units less than Chevrolet, with a share of 12.0%, up 1.9 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.821 with a share of 10.9%.

Nissan climbed to the 3rd position, selling 391 units with a share of 8.9%, up 0.8 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.357 with a share of 8.1%.

Fiat was 4th, selling 266 units with a share of 6.1%, down 1.3 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.277 with a share of 7.6%.

Chery fell to the 5th position, posting an awful month with 251 sales and a share of 5.7%, down 2.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 1.136 with a share of 6.8%.

Renault climbed to the 6th position (9th year-to-date) selling 232 units with a share of 5.3%, up 0.9 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 639 with a share of 4.1%.

Peugeot was 7th, selling 227 units with a share of 5.2%; down 0.5 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 972 with a share of 5.8%.

In the table below, the Top 25 Brands, ranked by year-to-date sales:

Rank YTD

Brand

Apr

YTD 2013

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar 2013

Apr 2013

Ytd M 2013

1

Chevrolet

583

       2.627

17,1%

17,8%

22,7%

16,5%

16,1%

13,3%

15,7%

2

Volkswagen

525

       1.821

14,5%

15,7%

9,6%

10,5%

10,1%

12,0%

10,9%

3

Nissan

391

       1.357

7,3%

5,8%

8,6%

7,8%

8,1%

8,9%

8,1%

4

Fiat

266

       1.277

8,3%

6,2%

6,1%

8,2%

7,4%

6,1%

7,6%

5

Chery

251

       1.136

5,2%

4,0%

5,4%

7,2%

8,1%

5,7%

6,8%

6

Peugeot

227

           972

4,6%

5,3%

3,7%

6,0%

5,7%

5,2%

5,8%

7

Suzuki

218

           969

5,7%

5,5%

6,1%

6,1%

5,9%

5,0%

5,8%

8

Hyundai

183

           835

4,5%

5,4%

4,4%

5,3%

4,8%

4,2%

5,0%

9

Renault

232

           693

4,6%

3,7%

5,2%

3,7%

4,4%

5,3%

4,1%

10

FAW

170

           645

3,1%

3,4%

2,9%

3,8%

3,6%

3,9%

3,9%

11

Ford

133

           521

2,9%

3,1%

4,4%

3,1%

3,2%

3,0%

3,1%

12

Geely

124

           444

1,5%

1,7%

1,9%

2,6%

2,4%

2,8%

2,7%

13

Toyota

159

           434

3,5%

2,9%

2,4%

2,2%

2,1%

3,6%

2,6%

14

Gwm

162

           369

1,6%

1,7%

1,7%

1,7%

1,6%

3,7%

2,2%

15

Citroen

65

           330

1,5%

2,0%

2,2%

2,1%

2,0%

1,5%

2,0%

16

DFSK

75

           278

1,6%

1,3%

1,5%

1,6%

2,3%

1,7%

1,7%

17

Kia

59

           276

1,0%

1,4%

0,8%

1,8%

1,7%

1,3%

1,6%

18

Honda

46

           185

0,7%

1,6%

0,7%

1,1%

0,6%

1,1%

1,1%

19

Haima

91

           170

0,2%

0,7%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

2,1%

1,0%

20

BYD

31

           150

1,6%

1,7%

1,1%

1,0%

1,8%

0,7%

0,9%

21

Mercedes

42

           131

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

22

Chana

41

           124

0,9%

1,7%

0,5%

0,7%

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

23

Changhe

27

           111

0,1%

0,2%

0,4%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

24

Bmw

25

             85

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

25

JAC

14

             81

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

0,5%

0,4%

0,3%

0,5%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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