Belgium July. Mercedes soars 59.9% in a market surprisingly up 5.5%

Belgium Auto Sales

Belgium Auto Sales suddenly increased by 5.5% in July, selling 45.110 units. Volkswagen – leader with 11.1% of share – followed the market trend, while Mercedes marked an outstanding +59.9%. BMW scored the worst Top 10 performance.

 

Economic Environment

Belgium economy seems to have edged up in the second quarter, as private consumption likely benefited from sustained labor market tightening in April–May and personal income tax cuts. On the flipside, fixed investment likely took a breather in Q2, as survey-based data for the quarter revealed a deterioration in sentiment in most sectors; notably, confidence in the manufacturing sector sank to its lowest point in over three years in June.

Market Trend

In recent years the Belgium car passenger market was moderately positive, with sales grew up form 541k in the 2012 to 628k in the 2018, sustained by the positive economic momentum and by the incentives to renovate the car park with green vehicles. In the 2018 the market had scored the third growth in a row.

According to data released by the Federation Belgie de L’automobile et du cycle, the start of the 2019 was quite negative with both January and February reported in negative territory respectively with 51.074 sales (-10.2%) and 49.919 (-0.7%).

In March the market fell at an increased speed, with sales at 54.873 (-6.1%). In April, sales fall again by 2% with 53.496, while in May, the market falls even faster (-7.1%) with 51.081 units, while in June sales are down 11%, registering 50.038 units.

In July, the market improved by 5.5% with 45.110 sales, leading year-to-date figures at 355.597 (-5%).

 

Market Outlook

More uncertain Eurozone backdrop and escalation of trade conflicts will not support the consumer goods demand in the short to medium term. However the market is see resilient during the 2019-2025 period, which will end up due to the push to renovate the circulating park, in line with the more restrictive European rules for vehicles emission.Being interested to know more, give a look at this updated research. Clicking on the picture, you can see contents.

 

Competitive Arena

The year-to-date market leader is still Volkswagen with 35.574 sales (-6.7%).

In second place Renault with 31.988 (-4.5%) followed by Peugeot with 27.416 (-7.5%).

Mercedes with 24.501 (+8.2%), BMW with 23.241 (-11.2%), Opel with 21.628 (-4.2%), Audi with 19.804 (-8.1%), Citroen with 17.719 (+11%), Ford with 15.990 (-2.9%) and in 10th place Volvo with 13.794 (+8.5%).

To see the best-selling cars ranking, please see the dedicated report.

Rank 2019Rank 2018BrandSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Jul 2019Share YTD July 2019Share July 2019
11Volkswagen35.5745.023-6,7%5,4%10,0%11,1%
22Renault31.9883.665-4,5%9,1%9,0%8,1%
33Peugeot27.4163.641-7,5%1,7%7,7%8,1%
45Mercedes24.5014.5728,2%59,9%6,9%10,1%
54BMW23.2412.238-11,2%-22,1%6,5%5,0%
66Opel21.6282.298-4,2%5,2%6,1%5,1%
77Audi19.8042.844-8,1%-8,1%5,6%6,3%
89Citroen17.7192.24911,0%20,5%5,0%5,0%
98Ford15.9901.522-2,9%7,0%4,5%3,4%
1011Volvo13.7941.4208,5%-12,1%3,9%3,1%
1110Hyundai13.5871.497-9,4%-23,7%3,8%3,3%
1213Dacia12.9891.635-4,2%20,8%3,7%3,6%
1312Skoda12.5351.5240,5%7,6%3,5%3,4%
1415Toyota11.0601.409-5,1%15,1%3,1%3,1%
1516Fiat10.7181.355-8,3%12,8%3,0%3,0%
1617Kia9.9531.1391,1%11,9%2,8%2,5%
1714Nissan8.5331.104-35,5%-20,5%2,4%2,4%
1818Seat7.1279361,8%39,9%2,0%2,1%
1919Mazda5.750720-4,5%25,7%1,6%1,6%
2020Mini4.794631-8,2%17,1%1,3%1,4%
2121Suzuki4.267518-13,2%-21,3%1,2%1,1%
2223Jeep3.4175328,6%19,0%1,0%1,2%
2322Land Rover3.324405-23,5%-26,9%0,9%0,9%
2424Jaguar2.225339-21,4%9,4%0,6%0,8%
2533Tesla1.989141269,7%386,2%0,6%0,3%
2626Honda1.922297-11,8%47,8%0,5%0,7%
2728Mitsubishi1.87037921,3%68,4%0,5%0,8%
2825Porsche1.751212-25,8%-38,6%0,5%0,5%
2929DS1.49225621,7%5,8%0,4%0,6%
3027Alfa Romeo1.279177-39,1%-42,2%0,4%0,4%
3130Smart1.039118-8,1%-27,2%0,3%0,3%
3231Lexus922117-10,1%46,3%0,3%0,3%
3332SsangYong49379-32,2%-7,1%0,1%0,2%
3434Subaru21218-41,9%-60,0%0,1%0,0%
35Alpine172290,1%
3636Maserati12410-26,2%-44,4%
3738Ferrari851323,2%-18,8%
3839Bentley7517134,4%13,3%
3935Other43619,4%-50,0%
4040Aston Martin324-11,1%-42,9%
4142Lotus30515,4%66,7%
4248Rolls-Royce23-130,0%-100,0%
4349API171112,5%-50,0%
4446Lamborghini16214,3%0,0%
4547McLaren1530,0%0,0%
4637Infiniti144-87,8%-78,9%
4645Morgan142-17,6%0,0%
4744MPM Motors8--11,1%-100,0%
4854Lada62
4841Alpina6--66,7%-100,0%
4951Caterham5125,0%
5050B-Style & Flex-I-Trans41-50,0%-75,0%
5143Chevrolet3--89,7%-100,0%
5252AMF1--75,0%
5250Cadillac1--88,9%

Rank 2019Rank 2018bestSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Jul 2019Share YTD July 2019Share July 2019
11Volkswagen Group76.88210.558-5,8%2,4%21,6%23,4%
22P.S.A.68.2558.444-1,7%7,2%19,2%18,7%
33Renault Nissan Alliance55.5726.818-10,3%7,5%15,6%15,1%
44BMW28.0642.869-10,7%-15,9%7,9%6,4%
55Mercedes Daimler25.5404.6907,4%55,2%7,2%10,4%
66Hyundai-Kia23.5402.636-5,2%-11,5%6,6%5,8%
78Ford Group15.9901.522-2,9%7,0%4,5%3,4%
87F.C.A.15.6232.087-9,0%5,0%4,4%4,6%
99Geely Group13.8241.4258,6%-11,9%3,9%3,2%
1010Toyota Group11.9821.526-5,5%17,0%3,4%3,4%

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