World’s Top 25 Car Brands January 2013 ranking: Nissan and Chinese’s hit strong sales.

Collecting sales data from 70 car markets around the world, focus2move.com is able to generate a unique statistics about all brands performance in January 2013, publishing the Top 25 ranking.

The January performance had been heavily influenced by phenomenal Chinese market performance. Indeed, Volkswagen, leader in China improved its share at 8.1%, was up 0.5 points of share from December, reducing the gap from the leader, Toyota, which was still struggling in China and losing volume in the domestic market. However, Toyota posted a robust performed in North America, Thailand and Middle East, and was able to keep a world’s market share of 9.0%, up 0.3 points of share from December while down 0.8 points from the full year 2012.

Ford in third place posted a share of 6.1%, up 0.5 points from the previous months, defending the podium from the strong Nissan attack. The Japanese grew at 5.9%, up 1.2 points from the previous month, being the real winner of the month, overtaking Hyundai and Chevrolet.

The strong sales of the Chinese market moved up Buick, able to surge in 18th place from the 28th with a share of 1.6%, doubled from December.

As far as Chinese’ brands, the best was again Wuling, soared at its all-time best place, ranking 10th, up 2 spots from the previous month. ChangAn was 13th, down 3 places from the phenomenal December, while up 8 places from full year 2012.

Great Wall was 21st, up 1 spot, followed by Dongfeng, soared in 22nd from 33rd.

In spite of having lost 1 spot, Audi was the best premium brand selling few units more than BMW.

In the table below, the World’s Top 25 Brands ranking:

Rank Jan

Rank Dec

Rank 2012

Brand

Jan ’13

Oct

Nov

Dec

2012

Jan ’13

1

1

1

Toyota

597.522

9,9%

10,7%

8,7%

9,8%

9,0%

2

2

2

Volkswagen

535.211

8,8%

8,1%

6,7%

7,6%

8,1%

3

4

3

Ford

407.283

7,1%

6,3%

5,6%

6,4%

6,1%

4

5

5

Nissan

388.938

4,9%

4,6%

4,7%

5,4%

5,9%

5

3

4

Chevrolet

384.938

7,8%

4,6%

6,0%

6,0%

5,8%

6

6

6

Hyundai

357.856

6,6%

5,0%

4,1%

5,1%

5,4%

7

7

7

Honda

276.286

4,4%

4,3%

4,0%

4,6%

4,2%

8

9

8

Suzuki

232.797

3,7%

3,1%

2,6%

3,3%

3,5%

9

8

9

Kia

203.292

3,2%

2,2%

2,6%

3,1%

3,1%

10

12

12

Wuling

151.924

1,9%

1,9%

1,8%

2,0%

2,3%

11

21

10

Fiat

147.655

2,1%

2,1%

1,8%

2,2%

2,2%

12

20

11

Renault

132.439

2,5%

1,5%

1,7%

2,1%

2,0%

13

10

21

ChangAn

120.030

1,5%

1,6%

1,8%

1,2%

1,8%

14

15

14

Audi

117.702

1,6%

1,8%

1,6%

1,8%

1,8%

15

13

13

BMW

117.300

1,9%

2,0%

1,9%

1,9%

1,8%

16

18

16

Peugeot

114.611

1,8%

1,6%

1,3%

1,7%

1,7%

17

14

15

Mercedes

110.788

2,1%

1,8%

1,7%

1,8%

1,7%

18

28

23

Buick

105.543

1,4%

1,3%

0,8%

1,2%

1,6%

19

16

17

Mazda

102.177

1,3%

1,3%

1,4%

1,5%

1,5%

20

19

18

Citroen

94.906

1,5%

1,3%

1,3%

1,4%

1,4%

21

22

27

Great Wall

92.902

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

0,9%

1,4%

22

33

26

Dongfeng

87.012

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

1,0%

1,3%

23

17

19

Dodge

82.478

1,2%

1,2%

1,4%

1,3%

1,2%

24

25

22

Mitsubishi

80.917

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

1,2%

1,2%

25

29

24

Skoda

74.226

1,3%

1,0%

0,8%

1,1%

1,1%

This report was provided aggregating official registrations data from these countries: USA, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, All European Community and Efta (30 countries), Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arab, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, India, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. They are 70 countries representing 94% of global car sales.

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