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World’s car sales statistic: June 2012 up 11%. Italy the worst, Japan the best.

The global light vehicles market (car passengers plus light commercial vehicles) momentum continued in spite of recession winds and June posted a double digit increase thanks to the favorable comparison with the previous year, effected by short supply generated by Japanese earthquake and tsunami. However the first half was up 6.7%, showing the market potential and healthy, with new emerging countries able to sustain the global demand.

We report the exclusive focus2move.com analysis on the Top 25 Global Markets.

Pushed by local incentives, Japan was the fast growing market with 2.9 million sales, rising in the first half 54.9% from last year. The 2nd market was Thailand with a 46% increase and the 3rd was Indonesia with a 27%. Asia was fueling the global market, in spite of China, the biggest world’s market, had limited its first half increase at 2.9%.

Double digit growing markets were also USA (+14.8% in the first half and +22.1% in June), India (+12.3% in the first half), Russia (+14.6% in the half), Mexico (+11.9% in the first half), Saudi Arab (+15%) and South Africa (+10%).

The worst market was Italy, with a 23.9% decline in June and 21.0% in the first half, followed by Turkey (-19.9% in the first half), Iran (-17.8% in the half, on estimated data) and France (-13.3% in the half).

Looking at the global ranking, Brazil suffered during the first half and had lost the 4th position gained last year and now recovered by Germany. India surpassed Russia and France and now is in 6th place..

Canada surpassed South Korea in 11th and will soon be 10th, as Italy is losing. Thailand jumped in 13th position, from 19th last year, with further fuel received by recent subsidies introduction.

After a weak start of the year, Indonesia is now booming and was ranked 17th, up 3 positions from last year, while Spain dropped in 18th from 15th last year.

In the table below, the Top 25 World’s Countries, ranked by year to date position:

Rank

Country

 

Jun 2011

Jun 2012

Change

Ytd June 2011

Ytd June 2012

Change

2011 Ranking

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

1

China

 

1.435.900

1.560.539

8,7%

9.241.200

9.504.676

2,9%

1

2

USA

 

1.052.612

1.284.935

22,1%

6.329.284

7.268.506

14,8%

2

3

Japan

 

344.213

498.098

44,7%

1.869.966

2.896.110

54,9%

3

4

Germany

 

307.283

317.944

3,5%

1.732.885

1.743.799

0,6%

5

5

Brazil

 

286.912

340.706

18,7%

1.637.993

1.632.808

-0,3%

4

6

India

 

182.631

200.551

9,8%

1.276.519

1.433.760

12,3%

8

7

Russia

 

246.848

272.125

10,2%

1.229.063

1.408.142

14,6%

6

8

France

 

248.420

246.858

-0,6%

1.447.806

1.255.264

-13,3%

7

9

UK

 

205.975

211.801

2,8%

1.162.919

1.177.466

1,3%

9

10

Italy

 

182.551

138.967

-23,9%

1.110.994

877.769

-21,0%

10

11

Canada

 

164.800

169.641

2,9%

807.700

865.761

7,2%

12

12

South Korea

 

140.525

133.949

-4,7%

801.021

761.246

-5,0%

11

13

Thailand

 

68.863

123.471

79,3%

413.175

605.002

46,4%

19

14

Australia

 

96.157

109.940

14,3%

496.241

542.915

9,4%

14

15

Mexico

 

68.365

78.508

14,8%

413.126

462.238

11,9%

16

16

Iran

 

93.473

77.582

-17,0%

560.835

460.819

-17,8%

13

17

Indonesia

 

62.544

88.893

42,1%

360.646

460.596

27,7%

20

18

Spain

 

93.727

80.404

-14,2%

499.029

448.378

-10,1%

15

19

Argentina

 

78.517

66.244

-15,6%

439.964

439.785

0,0%

18

20

Nederland

 

55.571

82.137

47,8%

363.500

366.670

0,9%

22

21

Saudi Arab

 

53.003

62.906

18,7%

301.775

347.155

15,0%

23

22

Turkey

 

81.393

71.067

-12,7%

421.043

337.283

-19,9%

17

23

Belgium

 

53.552

52.846

-1,3%

362.202

316.239

-12,7%

21

24

Malaysia

 

41.790

59.241

41,8%

288.605

294.863

2,2%

24

25

South Africa

 

43.275

49.335

14,0%

264.480

291.788

10,3%

25

                   
 

Top 25 Markets

 

5.688.899

6.378.688

12,1%

33.831.971

36.199.038

7,0%

 
 

Global Sales

 

6.394.479

7.102.064

11,1%

37.939.242

40.466.618

6,7%

 

 

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