Australia July. Toyota Corolla impresses (+25.1%) while market signs the 16th consecutive decline

Australia Vehicles Market

Australia Vehicles Market fell down 2.2% in July with 81.265 sales, signing the 16th consecutive monthly decline. Toyota marked a 5.7% gain, thanks to the Corolla, which soared 25.1%. Heavy losses registered by Mitsubishi, Ford and Nissan, while Holden (-16.8%) lost 3 positions.

 

Economic Environment

Australian economic growth appears to have remained subdued in the second quarter, after feeble domestic demand weighed on the economy in the first quarter. Anemic retail sales, an uptick in the unemployment rate, and still-falling house prices point to continued weakness in private consumption, while survey-based data signals downbeat investment activity. That said, surging foreign shipments in April-May, propelled by soaring commodity exports, are a testament to the strength of the external sector.

 

Market Trend

Australian vehicles market has moderately expanded between the 2012 and the 2017. Indeed, annual car passenger’s sales grew from 1.072.000 in 2012 up over 100k in the 2017, 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 the All Time Record, 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%.

The 2019 market followed the negative trend of the previous year, with January, the 10th month of consecutive decline, registration at 81.852 (-7.6%). In February sales were even more negative, with sharp decline of 9.5% and 85.000 units.

In March the market dropped down again (-7.2%) with 96.939 units, ending the Q1 with 262.681 year-to-date registrations (-8.1%).

In April, sales were still moving down reaching -9.2% with 73.215 units, while May registers -8.3% on sales with 89.845 units. In June, sales went down 9.3% with 118.129 units sold.

July registered a marginal decline (-2.2%) with 81.265 units sold, leading year-to-date figures at 622.624, down 7.7%.

 

Market Outlook

After the moderate improvement of recent years, the Australian market is seen substantially flat in the period 2019-2025. Indeed, despite the market has lost steam during the last year, it is still expected to continue with a moderately positive tone, despite the 2019 outlook is not positive.

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Competitive Arena

Brand-wise, year-to-date Toyota is still on top of the ranking, with 122.649 units sold (-4.8%)  and holding 19.7% of market share. 

In second place Mazda with 63.598 – down 6.8% – ahead of Hyundai with 51.924 (-8.9%), Mitsubishi with 49.274 (-1%), Ford with 38.905 units (-7.2%), Kia with 36.570 sales (+2.3%), Volkswagen with 29.793 (-10.9%), Nissan with 29.154 (-14.2%) Holden with 27.783 (-24%) and Honda with 27.739 (-14.7%).

The best-selling model is again the Toyota Hilux, signing the 21th consecutive monthly win, with sales at 29.491 (-2.2%) followed by the Ford Ranger with 24.664 (-1.6%) and the Mazda 3 with 18.263, losing 16% from the previous year.

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

Rank 2019Rank 2018BrandSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Jul 2019Share YTD July 2019Share July 2019
11Toyota122.64917.876-4,8%5,7%19,7%22,0%
22Mazda63.5988.227-6,8%-7,8%10,2%10,1%
33Hyundai51.9246.983-8,9%-1,1%8,3%8,6%
44Mitsubishi49.2745.247-1,0%-11,2%7,9%6,5%
55Ford38.9054.900-7,2%-10,6%6,2%6,0%
67Kia36.5704.5062,3%2,3%5,9%5,5%
79Volkswagen29.7933.609-10,9%-9,3%4,8%4,4%
88Nissan29.1543.804-14,2%-10,7%4,7%4,7%
96Holden27.7833.266-24,0%-16,8%4,5%4,0%
1010Honda27.7392.938-14,7%-8,8%4,5%3,6%
1111Subaru23.6463.513-20,3%4,4%3,8%4,3%
1212Mercedes22.2683.252-9,0%21,8%3,6%4,0%
1313Isuzu14.5581.894-6,4%-12,4%2,3%2,3%
1414BMW14.1451.758-3,1%4,5%2,3%2,2%
1516Suzuki10.2651.163-4,5%-10,3%1,6%1,4%
1615Audi8.056858-32,7%-36,5%1,3%1,1%
1717Land Rover5.690510-14,1%-30,0%0,9%0,6%
1819Lexus5.5567482,1%16,7%0,9%0,9%
1918Renault4.511577-26,4%-16,5%0,7%0,7%
2027MG4.420702253,0%149,8%0,7%0,9%
2121Volvo4.38656223,4%6,4%0,7%0,7%
2223Skoda4.15968422,1%13,8%0,7%0,8%
2322LDV3.6465908,9%15,5%0,6%0,7%
2420Jeep3.366426-27,6%-24,7%0,5%0,5%
2524Tesla2.8026508,8%85,2%0,5%0,8%
2625Porsche2.6193263,6%47,5%0,4%0,4%
2726Mini1.962253-19,9%-4,5%0,3%0,3%
2829Jaguar1.4401401,1%-19,1%0,2%0,2%
2934Ram1.378261905,8%605,4%0,2%0,3%
3028Peugeot1.297249-18,2%-1,2%0,2%0,3%
3130Fiat1.202167-15,0%-26,8%0,2%0,2%
3233Great Wall788120101,5%118,2%0,1%0,1%
3337Haval783140155,0%164,2%0,1%0,2%
3432Alfa Romeo50456-33,3%-43,4%0,1%0,1%
3535Infiniti351360,3%-34,5%0,1%0,0%
3636Maserati30832-29,8%-33,3%0,0%0,0%
3739Citroen25635-11,1%-30,0%0,0%0,0%
3840Chrysler1931821,4%28,6%0,0%0,0%
3941Ferrari147268,9%85,7%0,0%0,0%
4048SsangYong1211213933,3%#DIV/0!0,0%0,1%
4142Bentley113839,5%-20,0%0,0%0,0%
4244Lamborghini99526,9%-61,5%0,0%0,0%
4343Aston Martin7515-6,3%114,3%0,0%0,0%
4445McLaren5543,8%-33,3%0,0%0,0%
4546Lotus36412,5%33,3%0,0%0,0%
4647Rolls-Royce26652,7%
4750Morgan80,0%

Rank 2019Rank 2018GroupSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Jul 2019Share YTD July 2019Share July 2019
11Toyota Group128.20518.624-4,5%6,1%20,6%22,9%
23Hyundai-Kia88.49411.489-4,6%0,2%14,2%14,1%
32Renault Nissan Alliance83.2909.664-7,7%-11,5%13,4%11,9%
44Mazda63.5988.227-6,8%-7,8%10,2%10,1%
55Volkswagen Group44.8395.490-13,0%-11,1%7,2%6,8%
66Ford Group38.9054.900-7,2%-10,6%6,2%6,0%
77General Motors27.7833.266-24,0%-16,8%4,5%4,0%
88Honda Motor27.7392.938-14,7%-8,8%4,5%3,6%
99Subaru23.6463.513-20,3%4,4%3,8%4,3%
1010Mercedes Daimler22.2683.252-9,0%21,8%3,6%4,0%

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/-July 2019
11Toyota Hilux29.4913.359-2,2%-10,4%
22Ford Ranger24.6643.168-1,6%7,4%
33Toyota Corolla18.2633.244-16,0%25,1%
44Mazda317.1091.894-12,4%-22,5%
55Hyundai i3016.6282.252-3,1%3,4%
66Mazda CX-516.1162.1600,2%-3,3%
77Mitsubishi Triton14.2811.524-6,2%7,5%
88Toyota RAV413.8782.4191,9%30,5%
913Kia Cerato13.0961.72312,3%20,7%
1012Mitsubishi ASX12.0241.5898,8%37,7%
1114Toyota Prado11.4981.6207,4%13,0%
129Nissan X-Trail11.2081.516-7,6%-5,4%
1316Holden Colorado11.0131.317-0,5%-8,0%
1411Hyundai Tucson10.8511.478-7,8%-0,8%
1521Mitsubishi Outlander10.5581.18414,9%14,6%
1615Isuzu D-Max9.7471.247-6,6%-13,0%
1722Toyota Camry9.5381.5988,2%21,3%
1810Volkswagen Golf9.3131.074-26,8%-37,3%
1918Mazda CX-39.0411.285-10,0%4,2%
2030Subaru Forester8.6671.46149,9%147,2%
2126Toyota Land Cruiser8.4611.1631,4%9,1%
2219Honda CR-V8.430902-16,5%-14,7%
2324Kia Sportage8.2911.083-0,1%8,0%
2417Nissan Navara8.136985-14,3%-8,1%
2520Hyundai Accent7.636848-19,5%-24,4%
2631Hyundai Kona7.5741.23010,2%115,4%
2728Mazda BT-507.519946-6,6%2,8%
2832Honda HR-V7.449779-0,1%12,6%
2933Volkswagen Tiguan7.0329706,8%29,7%
3027Honda Civic6.529701-24,0%-23,6%

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