Australia auto industry in 2016 starts growing. Mazda shines.

Australia auto industry in 2016

Australia auto industry in 2016 starts growing again albeit falling commodities prices. Mazda roars hitting the record share with the Mazda3 leader in the models list. Toyota and Holden starter slow while Nissan fast.

Economic Outlook

Despite falling commodity prices, a slowdown in China and a deterioration in international trade, Australia has managed to weather the storm. According to the latest GDP data, exports made up over 20% of GDP and, despite a collapse in prices, iron ore still forms a large chunk of export revenues.

A weak Australian dollar and low production costs have kept Australian iron ore producers competitive in global markets. However, mining companies are selling more than they are producing in an effort to keep prices low, by drawing down on iron ore inventories. Also, many mining companies have hedged against the collapse in prices through favorable futures contracts, protecting them from the current low commodity price environment.

These factors are currently helping to sustain the industry, however their impact is not likely to last.

Market Outlook

According to data released by the FCAI, the Federation of Australian Car Manufacturers, following the record sales scored in the 2015, in January total vehicles sales had been 84.373 up 2.7% and in February 94.565, up 4.6%. The year to date figures were 179.938, with 6.398 units over the last year record.

The leader Toyota started slow with sales down 12.9% in January and 0.3% in February while Mazda, in second place, improved 11.2% and 12.7% in each month with the best share ever after two months of the year. In third Hyundai has lost in February 3.8% while Holden in fourth reported a double digit lost for January (6.824 sales, -18.8%) and -6.4% in February.

At model wise, Mazda3 overtook Toyota Corolla with 6.112 units vs 5.873 in the first two months. Third was the Toyota Hilux with 5.326 ahead of the rival Ford Ranger with 4.996. The new Hyundai Tucson advanced in 7th place with 3.701 sales.

To see the best-selling models ranking with top 100 models, read the report we dedicated.

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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 always have the year to date data updated.

Rank FebRank 2016BrandSales FebSales 2016Feb VarShare FebShare 2016
11Toyota17.64030.0938,6%19,1%17,0%
22Mazda9.73619.7527,5%10,5%11,2%
33Holden7.96514.7892,0%8,6%8,4%
44Hyundai7.49914.500-6,3%8,1%8,2%
56Mitsubishi6.52311.5304,5%7,1%6,5%
65Nissan6.35511.9186,2%6,9%6,7%
77Ford4.87110.375-3,0%5,3%5,9%
88Volkswagen4.5968.937-6,0%5,0%5,1%
911Honda3.1106.0087,2%3,4%3,4%
109Subaru3.0306.435-6,0%3,3%3,6%
1110Mercedes2.9916.0909,0%3,2%3,4%
1212Kia2.8815.99714,0%3,1%3,4%
1314Jeep2.7614.02916,0%3,0%2,3%
1413BMW1.9754.0509,0%2,1%2,3%
1515Audi1.7353.8772,1%1,9%2,2%
1617Isuzu1.6693.05312,0%1,8%1,7%
1716Suzuki1.4163.058-5,0%1,5%1,7%
1818Land Rover9542.12714,0%1,0%1,2%
1919Renault8091.5278,0%0,9%0,9%
2020Lexus6741.3097,0%0,7%0,7%
2123Fiat51875111,0%0,6%0,4%
2225Skoda3917066,0%0,4%0,4%
2326Peugeot389702-4,0%0,4%0,4%
2422Volvo3127874,0%0,3%0,4%
2524Porsche24573512,0%0,3%0,4%
2627Mini2364992,1%0,3%0,3%
2728Alfa Romeo21928121,0%0,2%0,2%
2830Foton12419112,0%0,1%0,1%
2929Jaguar9526014,0%0,1%0,1%
3034SsangYong90134-8,0%0,1%0,1%
3135Dodge90119-11,0%0,1%0,1%
3233Chrysler821375,0%0,1%0,1%
3331Citroen74146-8,0%0,1%0,1%
3436Infiniti60985,0%0,1%0,1%
3537Maserati46825,0%0,1%0,0%
3632LDV371455,0%0,0%0,1%
3738Proton29495,0%0,0%0,0%
3839Chery28315,0%0,0%0,0%
3943Great Wall21212,1%0,0%0,0%
4041Aston Martin16285,0%0,0%0,0%
4142Ferrari15285,0%0,0%0,0%
4244Smart13135,0%0,0%0,0%
4340Lamborghini6285,0%0,0%0,0%
4445Lotus485,0%0,0%0,0%
4546Bentley265,0%0,0%0,0%
4648Morgan232,1%0,0%0,0%
4749Rolls-Royce112,1%0,0%0,0%
Rank FebRank 2016BrandSales FebSales 2016Feb VarShare FebShare 2016
11Toyota18.31431.4028,5%19,8%17,8%
22Hyundai-Kia10.38020.497-1,4%11,2%11,6%
33Mazda9.73619.7527,5%10,5%11,2%
44General Motors7.96514.7892,0%8,6%8,4%
56Renault-Nissan7.22413.5436,4%7,8%7,7%
65Volkswagen6.97514.289-2,9%7,6%8,1%
77Mitsubishi6.52311.5304,5%7,1%6,5%
88Ford4.87110.375-3,0%5,3%5,9%
912FCA3.7315.42714,3%4,0%3,1%
1011Honda3.1106.0087,2%3,4%3,4%
Rank FebRank 2016ModelsSales FebSales 2016Feb VarShare FebShare 2016
21Mazda33.3546.112-6,8%3,6%3,5%
12Toyota Corolla3.4555.873-12,3%3,7%3,4%
33Toyota Hilux3.2615.32614,0%3,5%3,1%
44Ford Ranger2.6554.99635,9%2,8%2,9%
55Hyundai i302.4614.21115,8%2,6%2,4%
86Mazda CX-52.1563.8483,4%2,3%2,2%
97Hyundai Tucson1.8493.7012,0%2,1%
68Holden Commodore2.3313.562-7,4%2,5%2,1%
109Volkswagen Golf1.7523.443-6,5%1,9%2,0%

 

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