All 40 Europeans car markets sales dropped 5% in August. Russia overtook Germany as N° 1.

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In August, total vehicles (cars plus LCV) sold in Europe were 1.08 million, due to low seasonality of the month. Market declined 5.1%, following the 3.1% increase reported in July and the 5.7% lost in first half.

Russia overtook Germany and became the largest European car market with 231.915 units, although in the first half 2013 there was a contraction of the car market. In July the Russian Government introduced a new credit program to sustain the car’s sales.

Germany was still the market leader considering the cumulated sales (2.07 million units), but in August the sales decreased 5.8% from a year ago and in the first six months of the current year the sales dropped by 8%, while in July the year-on-year comparison was positive (2.9%).

France was in 3rd place in August and in 4th year to date. In first half, cars registrations declined by 11% from the same period year ago, while in July the market rose 1.2% from year ago.

The British market kept the robust growing trend and, following the positive result reached in July, increased by 16.0% in August from year ago and by 10.1% in first half. The market is now very close to the pre 2008 financial crisis volumes.

Turkish market outpaced Italy and Spain, confirming in August the positive trend shown so far this year, with 65.043 sales, up 11.9% from August 2012. First half was positive too (+12.1%) although in June the car market grow just 4.3% due to political disputes.

While the Italian sales fell just 3.5% in August and 11.2% in the first two quarters of this year, Spain dropped 18.8% in August and 5.1% in first half, while July had been positive.

Belgium’s car registrations dropped 0.7% in August, while in the first half there was an increase of 1.6%.

Remarkable was the dramatic tumble of Netherlands by 34.3% in first half 2013 and 12.6% in August.

Austrian car market dropped 4.4% in August and 8.4% in first two quarters of the year.

Outside of the top 10, Portugal reported a strong August performance (+19.9%) while Slovakia’s August sales collapsed 34.2%.

In the table below, all the 40 European Car Markets, ranked for their size (the percentages in the table represent the changes of that period over the same, year ago:

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Rank Aug

Rank 2012

Rank     YTD Aug

Brand

Aug ’13

YTD Aug

I Half

Change

F.Y. 2012 Change

Jul % change

Aug % change

1

2

2

Russia

231.915

1.799.607

-5,3%

10,7%

-8,2%

-10,4%

2

1

1

Germany

223.066

2.071.567

-8,0%

-2,9%

2,9%

-5,8%

3

4

4

France

102.573

1.402.582

-11,0%

-13,3%

1,2%

-11,0%

4

3

3

UK

79.751

1.561.960

10,1%

3,8%

13,8%

16,0%

5

6

7

Turkey

65.043

518.382

12,1%

-10,9%

14,9%

11,9%

6

5

5

Italy

59.685

955.640

-11,2%

-21,0%

-2,2%

-3,5%

7

7

6

Spain

43.515

551.716

-5,1%

-14,7%

13,8%

-18,8%

8

9

8

Belgium

33.552

394.821

1,6%

-14,6%

-2,0%

-4,2%

9

8

9

Netherlands

31.778

306.518

-34,3%

-9,0%

-1,3%

-15,4%

10

10

10

Austria

25.094

242.877

-8,4%

-5,4%

0,4%

-6,9%

11

14

14

Ukraine

24.602

161.860

-4,9%

26,6%

-5,3%

13,6%

12

12

13

Sweden

23.933

192.392

-9,5%

-9,3%

5,2%

-1,5%

13

11

11

Switzerland

22.894

223.153

-11,4%

3,5%

5,1%

-6,1%

14

13

12

Poland

21.411

216.076

-1,4%

-2,6%

17,7%

3,1%

15

15

15

Denmark

15.891

135.915

8,0%

0,3%

-11,0%

1,6%

16

17

16

Norway

13.511

113.707

3,9%

-4,7%

0,5%

-7,0%

17

16

17

Czech Rep

12.224

113.588

-14,2%

-0,4%

30,7%

-13,2%

18

18

19

Finland

8.366

78.976

-16,7%

-12,9%

31,3%

-0,9%

19

19

18

Portugal

7.138

81.781

2,2%

-40,9%

17,2%

14,6%

20

21

24

Romania

6.768

41.562

-24,8%

-16,8%

-9,6%

9,7%

21

23

21

Hungary

4.802

42.485

-4,1%

13,5%

8,8%

7,9%

22

22

23

Slovakia

4.243

41.996

-12,8%

-2,5%

-14,1%

-28,7%

23

20

20

Ireland

4.033

76.428

-19,0%

-10,7%

129,2%

5,8%

24

25

25

Slovenia

3.805

40.760

1,5%

-15,2%

4,4%

9,8%

25

24

22

Greece

3.574

42.389

-6,4%

-40,2%

11,1%

-13,1%

26

26

26

Luxembourg

2.772

34.937

-8,2%

0,7%

-5,9%

-12,2%

27

28

28

Bulgaria

2.150

17.451

1,3%

5,4%

11,1%

7,7%

28

29

30

Serbia

2.089

15.553

-11,0%

-26,0%

4,3%

12,6%

29

31

29

Estonia

1.721

17.418

38,1%

-9,1%

15,7%

8,6%

30

30

31

Belarus

1.720

13.759

-0,1%

26,9%

-0,1%

-0,1%

31

27

27

Croatia

1.538

20.141

-23,9%

-24,5%

19,0%

-10,9%

32

32

33

Lithuania

925

8.946

-1,5%

-8,5%

-1,9%

-14,2%

33

33

34

Latvia

848

8.600

4,0%

6,6%

-4,4%

-20,5%

34

34

36

Cyprus

600

5.548

-42,7%

-36,5%

-25,7%

-25,2%

35

36

37

Bosnia

511

4.273

-22,9%

-3,1%

-28,1%

-28,1%

36

35

35

Moldova

475

5.792

-3,7%

153,9%

-43,3%

-43,3%

37

37

32

Iceland

470

9.603

68,5%

44,4%

13,5%

-9,2%

39

39

39

Macedonia

273

2.468

-22,4%

-23,1%

-35,0%

-5,9%

40

40

40

Liechtenstein

113

876

1,4%

1,2%

5,8%

5,8%

 

 

 

Total Europe

1.089.763

11.577.451

-5,7%

-5,5%

3,1%

-5,1%

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