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Australia 2018. Car market down after three years growth

Australia Vehicles Market Hyundai-Palisade-2020

Australia Vehicles Market in 2018 fell down 3.1% interrupting the three consecutive years of gain, closing with registrations at 1.152.170. Toyota, market leader with 18.9% of market share, is followed by Mazda and Hyundai. The Toyota Hilux on top, breaking all-time records.

Economic Environment

Australian economic activityhit the brakes in the third quarter as falling house prices, tightening financing conditions and sluggish wage growth squeezed consumer spending. Nevertheless, according to available indicators, growth should regain some pace in Q4 given that retail sales accelerated, the labor market continued to add jobs in October, consumer confidence improved throughout the quarter, and given the sharp drop in oil prices since early October.

Solid growth is expected in 2019. A further tightening in the labor market should translate into faster wage growth. This, coupled with moderate inflationary pressures, ought to stoke consumer spending. Moreover, robust demand for commodities will support the external sector while fixed investment is expected to expand, albeit at an modest pace, buttressed by rising non-mining business investment and public infrastructure spending.

Market Trend

Australian vehicles market continues its expansion, moderate, by grade, but endless. In the last five years annual car passenger’s sales grew from 1.072.000 in 2012 up over 100k in the last year, with a steady positive trend. Indeed, according to data released by the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructures, in the 2017 the total vehicles industry scored again the All Time Record, the third in a row, with a moderate gain over the previous year.

In the 2018 the Australian vehicles market was moderately negative, despite a quite positive start. Indeed, the market has hit the brakes ending the three consecutive years of growth, returning to its lowest level since 2014. However, this year has registered the 4th highest annual result in history, closing with 1.152.170 units sold, with a drop of 3.1%.

Sales 2014 Sales 2015 Sales 2016 Sales 2017 Sales 2018 ‘+/- 2018
1.087.956 1.148.497 1.176.252 1.189.138 1.152.171 -3,1%

Competitive Arena

Brand-wise, Toyota is on top of the ranking for the 16th consecutive year, with 217.061 units sold (+0.2%) and with 18.9% of market share.

In second place Mazda with 111.280 (-4.4%) ahead of Hyundai with 94.187 (-2.9%), Mitsubishi with 84.944 (+5.3%), Ford with 69.081 units (-11.6%), Holden with 60.751 sales (-32.7%), Kia with 58.815 (+7.5%), Nissan with 57.699 (+2%) Volkswagen with 56.620 (-2.4%) and Honda with 51.525 (+10.1%).

The 2018 best-selling model is again the Toyota Hilux, breaking all-time records in terms of volume and market share, with sales at 51.705 (+9.8%) followed by the Ford Ranger with 42.144 (-1.4%) and the Toyota Corolla, with sales lifted in September by the pre-summer registrations for renting sector and with year to date sales at 35.320 (-5.4%).

Updates of the Top 100 best-selling models are available in the dedicated section.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

F2M covers intensively this market with several products developed to help any investigation required. Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2025. AutoData 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.  See details within  Australia Corner Store!

Rank 2018 Rank 2017   Sales 2018 Sales 2017 ‘+/- 2018 Share 2018
1 1 Toyota 217.061 216.566 0,2% 18,9%
2 2 Mazda 111.280 116.349 -4,4% 9,7%
3 3 Hyundai 94.187 97.049 -2,9% 8,2%
4 5 Mitsubishi 84.944 80.654 5,3% 7,4%
5 6 Ford 69.081 78.161 -11,6% 6,0%
6 4 Holden 60.751 90.306 -32,7% 5,3%
7 9 Kia 58.815 54.737 7,5% 5,1%
8 8 Nissan 57.699 56.594 2,0% 5,0%
9 7 Volkswagen 56.620 58.004 -2,4% 4,9%
10 11 Honda 51.525 46.783 10,1% 4,5%
11 10 Subaru 50.015 52.511 -4,8% 4,3%
12 12 Mercedes 39.537 40.943 -3,4% 3,4%
13 13 Isuzu 27.640 25.804 7,1% 2,4%
14 14 BMW 23.055 23.619 -2,4% 2,0%
15 15 Audi 19.416 22.011 -11,8% 1,7%
16 16 Suzuki 17.601 19.256 -8,6% 1,5%
17 68 Mercedes Trucks 15.415 1,3%
18 17 Land Rover 10.089 13.112 -23,1% 0,9%
19 18 Renault 10.018 10.812 -7,3% 0,9%
20 19 Lexus 8.819 8.800 0,2% 0,8%
21 20 Jeep 7.326 8.270 -11,4% 0,6%
22 22 Volvo 6.693 4.681 43,0% 0,6%
23 29 LDV 6.064 2.591 134,0% 0,5%
24 21 Skoda 5.807 5.350 8,5% 0,5%
25 28 Tesla 4.343 2.925 48,5% 0,4%
26 23 Porsche 3.909 4.484 -12,8% 0,3%
27 24 Mini 3.590 3.712 -3,3% 0,3%
28 42 MG 3.007 600 401,2% 0,3%
29 25 Peugeot 2.838 3.392 -16,3% 0,2%
30 30 Jaguar 2.679 2.483 7,9% 0,2%
31 26 Fiat 2.412 3.278 -26,4% 0,2%
31 31 Hino 2.412 2.358 2,3% 0,2%
32 32 Kenworth 2.016 1.980 1,8% 0,2%
33 33 Volvo Trucks 1.644 1.721 -4,5% 0,1%
34 34 Alfa Romeo 1.279 1.057 21,0% 0,1%
35 27 Mitsubishi Fuso 961 3.231 -70,2% 0,1%
36 35 Mack 960 931 3,1% 0,1%
37 44 Great Wall 784 404 94,1% 0,1%
38 37 Scania 756 748 1,1% 0,1%
39 45 Ram 723 398 81,7% 0,1%
40 38 UD Trucks 720 744 -3,2% 0,1%
41 36 Infiniti 649 776 -16,4% 0,1%
42 39 Maserati 642 740 -13,2% 0,1%
43 41 Haval 633 710 -10,8% 0,1%
44 43 Freightliner 576 567 1,6% 0,1%
45 40 Citroen 494 735 -32,8% 0,0%
46 47 Western Star 348 334 4,2% 0,0%
47 48 DAF 336 319 5,3% 0,0%
48 49 Man 312 303 3,0% 0,0%
49 50 Chrysler 250 258 -3,1% 0,0%
50 52 Ferrari 241 210 14,8% 0,0%

Rank 2018 Rank 2017   Sales 2018 Sales 2017 ‘+/- 2018 Share 2018
1 1 Toyota Group 228.292 227.724 0,2% 19,8%
2 3 Renault Nissan Alliance 153.310 148.836 3,0% 13,3%
3 2 Hyundai-Kia 153.002 151.786 0,8% 13,3%
4 4 Mazda 111.280 116.349 -4,4% 9,7%
5 5 Volkswagen Group 87.162 91.241 -4,5% 7,6%
6 7 Ford Group 69.081 78.161 -11,6% 6,0%
7 6 General Motors 60.751 90.306 -32,7% 5,3%
8 9 Honda Motor 51.525 46.783 10,1% 4,5%
9 8 Subaru 50.015 52.511 -4,8% 4,3%
10 10 Mercedes Daimler 41.422 45.075 -8,1% 3,6%

Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Model Sales 2018 Sales 2017 ‘+/- 2018
1 1 Toyota Hilux 51.705 47.093 9,8%
2 2 Ford Ranger 42.144 42.728 -1,4%
3 3 Toyota Corolla 35.320 37.353 -5,4%
4 4 Mazda3 31.065 32.690 -5,0%
5 5 Hyundai i30 28.188 28.780 -2,1%
6 6 Mazda CX-5 26.173 25.831 1,3%
7 10 Mitsubishi Triton 24.896 23.605 5,5%
8 12 Toyota RAV4 22.165 21.077 5,2%
9 15 Nissan X-Trail 21.192 18.955 11,8%
10 14 Volkswagen Golf 19.966 19.370 3,1%
11 7 Hyundai Tucson 19.261 23.828 -19,2%
12 13 Mitsubishi ASX 19.034 19.403 -1,9%
13 16 Kia Cerato 18.620 18.731 -0,6%
14 22 Toyota Prado 18.553 15.982 16,1%
15 17 Isuzu D-Max 18.550 17.717 4,7%
16 11 Holden Colorado 18.301 21.579 -15,2%
17 21 Nissan Navara 16.459 16.532 -0,4%
18 19 Mazda CX-3 16.293 17.490 -6,8%
19 40 Honda CR-V 16.107 9.502 69,5%
20 18 Hyundai Accent 15.675 17.578 -10,8%
21 20 Mitsubishi Outlander 15.573 16.632 -6,4%
22 9 Toyota Camry 15.269 23.620 -35,4%
23 29 Toyota Kluger 14.743 12.509 17,9%
24 27 Kia Sportage 14.042 13.448 4,4%
25 26 Nissan Qashqai 13.950 13.495 3,4%
26 28 Toyota Land Cruiser 13.677 12.814 6,7%
27 23 Honda Civic 13.470 14.672 -8,2%
28 24 Mazda BT-50 13.163 14.119 -6,8%
29 37 Subaru XV 12.937 10.161 27,3%
30 30 Subaru Forester 12.432 12.474 -0,3%

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