Brazil Cars Sales in February 2016 dropped down 20% posting the 14 Y.o.Y. fall.

Brazil Cars Sales in February 2016

Brazil Cars Sales in February 2016 dropped down 20% posting the 14 Y.o.Y. fall. Fueled by strong demand on the Onix, Chevrolet stands on top ahead of Fiat, the traditional leader, collapsing despite new Toro launch.

Economic Outlook

Available data suggest that Latin America’s largest economy remains mired in a deep recession. After recording the largest contraction on record in Q3, business and consumer confidence languished deep in pessimistic territory in January, while the manufacturing PMI continued to point to contraction.

Despite the abysmal state of the domestic economy, balance of payments data continue to be a bright spot for Brazil and the current account deficit nearly halved last year. Meanwhile, the government remains focused on trying to halt the economy’s decline.

In January, new finance minister Nelson Barbosa announced several different measures which should boost credit by USD 20 billion across the country to help companies weather the recession. The announcement increased skepticism regarding whether Barbosa, who is more left-leaning than his predecessor, is committed to balancing the government’s overspent books.

Market Outlook

As reported by the Anfavea, the Brazilian Association of Car Manufacturers, in February 2016 the total light vehicles sales in the largest South American market have been 142.068 falling 20.6% and posting the 14th year on year lost in a row. After two months the 2016 scenario looks awful with total sales at 291.767, down 31.0% or 130.959 units.

Next perspectives are still almost negative as the Government has not scored any pints in the declared action to reduce deficit, fight corruption and improve internal consumption. The automotive industry is now left at his own destiny after the disaster created by the last National Automotive Plan sponsored by the current Prime Minister and proposed by top international consulting firms.

In February Chevrolet confirmed the leadership gained in the previous month registering 21.723 vehicles(-22.5), just few units more than Fiat fallen 40% at 21.480, while Volkswagen was third with 19.840 sales (-36.0%).

Hyundai ranked 4th with 13.922 (+6.3%) ahead of Ford with 13.357 (-29.1%) and Toyota with 12.563 (+9.4%).

The Hyundai HB20 (including the sedan version) was back on top of the models list with 11.542 sales (+16.6%) followed by the Chevrolet Onix (both sedan and hatch) at 10.236 (+49.3%) and Ford Ka (hatch and sedan) with 7.178. The best Fiat was the Palio in fourth place with 5.503 units (-41.2%) and the best Volkswagen was the Fox in seventh with 4.640 (-34.8%).

The whole ranking by model is inside the report dedicated to the Brazilian best selling models.

Keen to understand the market direction and perspectives, you can read the just published Brazil Car Market 2012-2020 Outlook.

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
11Chevrolet21.72348.833-22,5%15,3%16,7%
22Fiat21.48044.519-40,0%15,1%15,3%
33Volkswagen19.84040.578-36,0%14,0%13,9%
44Hyundai13.92228.7256,3%9,8%9,8%
55Ford13.35724.825-29,1%9,4%8,5%
66Toyota12.54324.3379,4%8,8%8,3%
78Renault10.48819.216-4,8%7,4%6,6%
87Honda9.46719.836-3,3%6,7%6,8%
910Nissan4.0638.2437,6%2,9%2,8%
109Jeep4.0509.1291063,8%2,9%3,1%
1113Peugeot1.8713.446-6,6%1,3%1,2%
1211Citroen1.8253.980-23,4%1,3%1,4%
1312Mitsubishi1.7733.612-41,4%1,2%1,2%
1416Audi8641.663-11,7%0,6%0,6%
1515Mercedes7901.673-31,8%0,6%0,6%
1617BMW6281.411-30,5%0,4%0,5%
1714OTHERS6051.9250,4%0,7%
1818Chery432782-17,9%0,3%0,3%
1919Lifan290644-36,4%0,2%0,2%
2022Jac262524-40,0%0,2%0,2%
2120Suzuki242572-24,1%0,2%0,2%
2223Iveco23545529,8%0,2%0,2%
2321Volvo215534-54,9%0,2%0,2%
2424Troller1403406,1%0,1%0,1%
2525Mini11026274,6%0,1%0,1%

Rank FebRank 2016BrandSales FebSales 2016Feb VarShare FebShare 2016
11FCA25.86654.305-29,0%18,2%18,6%
22General Motors21.76348.913-22,5%15,3%16,8%
33Volkswagen20.78642.405-35,2%14,6%14,5%
45Renault-Nissan14.55127.459-1,7%10,2%9,4%
54Hyundai-Kia13.95228.785-3,3%9,8%9,9%
66Ford13.49725.165-28,8%9,5%8,6%
77Toyota12.58824.4269,5%8,9%8,4%
88Honda9.46719.836-3,3%6,7%6,8%
99PSA3.6967.426-15,7%2,6%2,5%
1010Mitsubishi1.7733.612-41,4%1,2%1,2%

Rank FebRank 2016ModelsSales FebSales 2016Feb VarShare FebShare 2016
11Hyundai HB2011.54224.12216,6%8,3%8,4%
22Chevrolet Onix10.32623.27849,3%7,4%8,1%
34Ford KA7.17812.917-17,2%5,2%4,5%
43Fiat Palio5.50313.515-41,2%3,9%4,7%
57Toyota Corolla4.9979.24013,6%3,6%3,2%
68Honda HR-V4.7118.994761,2%3,4%3,1%
76Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox4.6409.349-34,8%3,3%3,2%
811Fiat Strada4.5908.581-47,5%3,3%3,0%
910Toyota Etios4.5568.89716,5%3,3%3,1%
105Chevrolet Prisma4.4089.875-7,4%3,2%3,4%
119Jeep Renegade3.9648.9552,8%3,1%
1212Volkswagen Gol3.8677.809-34,3%2,8%2,7%
1314Renault Sandero3.5456.548-8,7%2,5%2,3%
1413Fiat Uno3.2796.612-45,2%2,4%2,3%
1515Volkswagen Up!3.1906.515-42,1%2,3%2,3%
1616Fiat Siena3.0926.311-38,6%2,2%2,2%
1717Volkswagen Saveiro2.9276.190-39,1%2,1%2,2%
1818Toyota Hilux2.2495.0878,1%1,6%1,8%
1920Volkswagen Voyage2.2014.407-39,6%1,6%1,5%
2019Honda Fit2.0384.494-55,7%1,5%1,6%
2121Ford Ecosport1.9973.804-21,4%1,4%1,3%
2222Renault Clio1.8233.23426,4%1,3%1,1%
2325Renault Duster1.7963.042-25,3%1,3%1,1%
2431Renault Logan1.5512.534-30,8%1,1%0,9%
2524Nissan March1.3653.165-14,0%1,0%1,1%
2623Honda City1.3503.186-50,7%1,0%1,1%
2730Chevrolet Cobalt1.3312.542-20,9%1,0%0,9%
2827Nissan Versa1.2922.807583,6%0,9%1,0%
2926Chevrolet Spin1.2452.910-28,8%0,9%1,0%
3038Ford Ranger1.2181.920-17,6%0,9%0,7%
3129Honda Civic1.1942.755-50,6%0,9%1,0%
3241Nissan Sentra1.1891.78424,8%0,9%0,6%
3332Chevrolet S101.1792.444-52,6%0,8%0,8%
3428Chevrolet Classic1.0012.782-56,8%0,7%1,0%
3535Volkswagen Amarok9482.04112,1%0,7%0,7%
3637Chevrolet Tracker9391.97835,5%0,7%0,7%
3734Volkswagen Golf9072.13636,8%0,7%0,7%
3836Fiat Punto9052.025-30,3%0,6%0,7%
3940Citroen C39011.913-24,3%0,6%0,7%
4039Ford Focus8691.917-36,1%0,6%0,7%

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