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World car market up 3% at 45.8 million units in the first half.

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World car market up 3% at 45.8 million units in the first half. The industry has been heavy impacted by economic deceleration in Latin America, Middle East and Africa. Italy runs back in the top 10.

Global Outlook

Global growth remained tepid in the first half of 2016. An estimate produced by FocusEconomics shows that the world’s GDP increased 2.4% year-on-year in Q2 2016, which followed a 2.5% rise in Q1.

According to the estimate, global economic activity has been slowing uninterruptedly since Q1 2015 and Q2’s result marked the weakest rate since Q1 2013. This deteriorating trend is mainly the result of a deceleration in emerging economies, particularly in China and in commodity-dependent economies in Latin America, the Middle East and North African region, as well as Sub-Saharan Africa.

Following a tepid Q1, global automotive sales expanded a robust 4.2% in Q2 with a first half sales at 45.8 million vehicles, up 3.0% beating our expectations by 0.4 points.

Preliminary data on the Q3 are almost positive, thanks to the acceleration of Chinese market projecting the Q3 at same speed of the previous quarter.

The Top 50 Markets Ranking

During the first half 2016 the top three markets, China, USA and Japan represented the 52.8% of global sales.

China improved 7.2% at 12.97 million followed by the USA at 8.64 million (+1.4%) and Japan. third with 2.54 million units, down 4.6%.

In fourth place there was Germany with 1.83 million (+4.9%) followed by India with 1.71 million (++2.3%), the United Kingdom with 1.61 million (+2.8%), France with 1.30 million (6.9%) and Italy with 1.15 million, the fastest growing market out of the top ten (+18.4%).

Losing 25.1% Brazil dropped in 10th place behind Canada, at best place ever, and ahead of the South Korea, 11th with record sales of 960.000 (+9.2%), Mexico (+18.5%), Spain (+10.7%) and Russia dropped in 14th place with 318.000 sales (-14.2%).

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 H1 2016 Rank H1 2015 Markets Sales H1 2016 Var H1 2016 Share H1 2016
1 1 China 12.976.034 7,2% 28,3%
2 2 USA 8.644.235 1,4% 18,9%
3 3 Japan 2.547.135 -4,6% 5,6%
4 4 Germany 1.836.081 4,9% 4,0%
5 5 India 1.714.343 2,3% 3,7%
6 6 UK 1.612.589 2,8% 3,5%
7 8 France 1.302.382 6,9% 2,8%
8 9 Italy 1.115.222 18,4% 2,4%
9 10 Canada 990.534 6,0% 2,2%
10 7 Brazil 951.211 -25,1% 2,1%
11 11 South Korea 930.971 9,2% 2,0%
12 14 Mexico 721.901 18,5% 1,6%
13 13 Spain 707.512 10,7% 1,5%
14 12 Russia 671.729 -14,2% 1,5%
15 16 Australia 596.262 3,1% 1,3%
16 15 Iran 589.804 -0,5% 1,3%
17 17 Indonesia 531.947 1,2% 1,2%
18 19 Turkey 437.259 1,1% 1,0%
19 22 Belgium 382.917 19,2% 0,8%
20 20 Thailand 368.630 -0,3% 0,8%
21 18 Saudi Arabia 354.941 -19,3% 0,8%
22 23 Argentina 332.365 10,0% 0,7%
23 24 South Africa 276.869 -3,9% 0,6%
24 21 Malaysia 275.459 -14,5% 0,6%
25 26 Netherlands 274.151 17,7% 0,6%
26 28 Poland 240.374 19,0% 0,5%
27 27 Taiwan 222.209 2,8% 0,5%
28 30 Sweden 213.003 11,6% 0,5%
29 33 Philippines 196.137 32,0% 0,4%
30 31 Austria 190.336 6,2% 0,4%
31 32 Switzerland 173.267 -3,0% 0,4%
32 25 UAE 173.098 -29,6% 0,4%
33 34 Israel 165.494 15,0% 0,4%
34 38 Chile 140.147 7,4% 0,3%
35 41 Portugal 135.234 17,7% 0,3%
36 40 Denmark 134.348 11,3% 0,3%
37 39 Czech Rep 132.778 7,6% 0,3%
38 42 Vietnam 125.937 21,7% 0,3%
39 36 Colombia 117.091 -13,7% 0,3%
40 44 Ireland 115.932 19,4% 0,3%
41 37 Egypt 106.100 -20,0% 0,2%
42 35 Algeria 96.741 -31,9% 0,2%
43 43 Uzbekistan 95.525 -2,9% 0,2%
44 45 Norway 91.837 3,3% 0,2%
45 29 Pakistan 86.894 -55,9% 0,2%
46 51 Morocco 83.583 34,3% 0,2%
47 48 Peru 77.127 -7,1% 0,2%
48 47 Oman 75.244 -14,6% 0,2%
49 50 Finland 71.769 13,8% 0,2%
50 49 New Zealand 70.222 7,5% 0,2%

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