Argentina auto industry is back on positive tone.

Argentina auto industry

Argentina auto industry in back in positive tone after the consolidation of the new macroeconomic adjustment required by the Macri’s reforms plan, aiming to relaunch the country.

Market Outlook

Argentina’s economy is experiencing a period of macroeconomic adjustment as a result of the structural reforms undertaken by the administration of Mauricio Macri.

According to official data released recently by the statistical office, in April, industrial production contracted a sharp 6.7% on an annual basis, thus highlighting the effect of the government’s austerity measures.

Moreover, massive layoffs and record-high inflation rates are a cause of concern for Argentinians and consumer confidence hit the lowest level in nearly two years in May.

After the drop of sales in January, the vehicles market reported a progressively increase in double figures, reaching a peak in May. It was the 4th month in a row with positive performance.

According to data released by the ACARA and the ADEFA, the Argentinian Associations of car manufacturers and dealers, in May the vehicles sold had been 58.007, up a solid 24.9%.

Year to date sales have been 274.358 units, up 10.6%.

Competitive Arena

In May, Volkswagen was the best performer reporting 9.311 vehicles sold (+7.0%) followed by Ford with 8.691 (+19.3%), Renault with 7.980 (+59.5%), Toyota with 6.839 (+45.1%) and Chevrolet with 6.741 units (+0.7%). Great performances posted by Mercedes with 989 sales (+128.4%), Jeep with 347 (+767.5%) and BMW with 179 (+336.6%).

Volkswagen led the performance by group with market share at 16.3% ahead of Ford with 15.0% and Renault-Nissan with 14.8%

The Toyota Hilux was the new best-selling model with 3.362 sales (+91.3%) followed by the Fiat Palio with 2.784 (+18.5%) the Chevrolet Classic with 2.058 (+6.1%). The Volkswagen Amarok was fourth with 1.980 units (+75.5%) ahead of Volkswagen Gol with 1.968 (-20.9%).

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast Store

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Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2020.

Auto Data in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.

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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 report year to date data updated.

Rank MayRank 2016BrandSales MaySales 2016Var MayVar 2016Share MayShare 2016
Rank MayRank 2016GroupSales MaySales 2016Var MayVar 2016Share MayShare 2016
72General Motors6.74140.4150,7%16,2%11,6%14,7%
88Mercedes Daimler1.0174.609131,7%87,4%1,8%1,7%
1010Chery Automobile3331.47012,1%-37,3%0,6%0,5%
May Rank2016 RankModelMay Sales2016 SalesMay Var2016 VarMay Share2016 Share
11Toyota Hilux3.36213.09291,3%27,9%6,6%5,2%
23Fiat Palio2.78412.38518,5%9,9%5,4%5,0%
32Chevrolet Classic2.05812.7166,1%21,5%4,0%5,1%
46Volkswagen Amarok1.9808.40275,5%29,0%3,9%3,4%
54Volkswagen Gol1.96811.483-20,9%-3,7%3,8%4,6%
611Ford Fiesta1.9457.707-27,0%-28,9%3,8%3,1%
77Ford Ecosport1.8758.005-14,8%-20,1%3,7%3,2%
814Ford Ranger1.7496.25712,0%-14,8%3,4%2,5%
99Peugeot 2081.7377.98254,0%2,6%3,4%3,2%
105Toyota Etios1.6049.46013,9%33,1%3,1%3,8%
1110Toyota Corolla1.5477.71225,2%30,2%3,0%3,1%
128Fiat Siena1.5347.9971,4%1,1%3,0%3,2%
1315Volkswagen Suran1.3576.2528,3%-8,4%2,7%2,5%
1417Renault Kangoo1.2875.510-19,1%-38,0%2,5%2,2%
1527Renault Duster1.2313.092163,6%2,9%2,4%1,2%
1634Ford KA1.2202.52240566,7%19300,0%2,4%1,0%
1721Volkswagen Up!1.2094.346-0,3%-4,3%2,4%1,7%
1816Chevrolet Onix1.0656.06742,0%3,6%2,1%2,4%
1918Peugeot 3089665.07716,7%-7,3%1,9%2,0%
2020Peugeot Partner9454.48046,3%12,1%1,8%1,8%
2123Chevrolet Tracker8853.752135,4%58,6%1,7%1,5%
2240Peugeot 20088411.8081,6%0,7%
2322Volkswagen Voyage7693.82425,9%-5,3%1,5%1,5%
2419Chevrolet Prisma7564.48811,0%-1,9%1,5%1,8%
2532Peugeot 2076842.66766,0%-8,6%1,3%1,1%
2628Fiat Fiorino6752.92998,5%77,0%1,3%1,2%
2724Chevrolet Spin6503.55738,9%-6,1%1,3%1,4%
2825Citroen C4 Lounge6223.222314,7%-8,0%1,2%1,3%
2930Citroen C36102.7960,0%5,7%1,2%1,1%
3029Peugeot 4085742.83081,6%39,9%1,1%1,1%
3136Citroen Berlingo5492.327-15,5%5,4%1,1%0,9%
3235Volkswagen Fox5392.363-9,3%-35,8%1,1%0,9%
3326Volkswagen Saveiro5183.120-39,1%-12,8%1,0%1,2%
3438Fiat Strada4832.15340,4%6,3%0,9%0,9%
3539Renault Fluence4581.813120,2%37,5%0,9%0,7%
3651Toyota Hilux SW44491.0452145,0%945,0%0,9%0,4%
3731Chevrolet S104412.7830,0%14,7%0,9%1,1%
3833Honda HR-V4322.6530,8%1,1%
3943Fiat Punto4031.703-9,2%-16,4%0,8%0,7%
4048Citroen C3 Aircross3741.233325,0%132,6%0,7%0,5%