Bulgaria June. Renault N°1 in a booming market

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Bulgarian vehicles sales kept the impressive momentum in June with 4.063 units (+7.5%) pushed up by strong economic growth supported by the European Community subsidies. Renault took the leadership overtaking the traditional leader, Dacia.

Bulgarian economy grew up in the first quarter at 3.6% year-on-year, a notch above both the preliminary estimate and growth in the fourth quarter last year. Leading the first-quarter expansion was a jump in investment, which benefited from upbeat business sentiment and EU-linked capital spending in the quarter. Externally, the blockade slowdown did not noticeably restrain exports, which posted solid growth in the quarter. Available data for the second quarter has been mixed; a remarkable decline in the unemployment rate corroborated strong retail sales and improving consumer sentiment, although households likely felt the pinch of higher inflation.

Bulgarian vehicles market in recent years has moderately recovered from the huge fall reported in the 2009. Market is improving since the 2013 and 2017 was the highest sales level in the last 5 years. Indeed, according to data reported by the Bulgarian Minister of Transportation, total 2017 light vehicles sales have been 37.435 (+19.8%).

 Sales 2012Sales 2013Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018 e
Car+LCV23.26522.83324.33128.85031.26037.43238.795
Total23.26522.83324.33128.85031.26037.43238.795

 2012 Var2013 Var2014 Var2015 Var2016 Var2017 Var2018 var e
Car+LCV4,7%-1,9%6,6%18,6%8,4%19,7%3,6%
Total4,7%-1,9%6,6%18,6%8,4%19,7%3,6%

2018 sales start was spectacular and above any expectations with light vehicles in January at 3.232 (+55.6%), in February at 3.127 (+37.6%) and in March at 3.774 (+10.8%) ending the Q1 at 10.133 (+30.7%). In April sales have been 3.578 (+23.3%), in May 3.536 (+17.3%) and in June  4.062 (+7.5%) with Year to Date figures at 21.309 (+22.1%).

At brand-wise, thanks to an outstanding start, Renault has taken the leadership with 2.573 sales year to date (+46.4%) overtaking the traditional leader, Dacia, actually second with 2.146 sales (+3.8%).

In third place Skoda with 1.974 (+35.5%) followed by Nissan with 1.576 (+81.8%), Toyota with 1.556 (+4.0%), Kia with 1.403 (+30.1%), Volkswagen with 1.386 (+21.0%) and Peugeot with 1.306 (+34.1%).

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales JuneVariation 2018Variation JuneShare 2018Share June
12Renault2.57354846,4%52,2%12,1%13,5%
21Dacia2.1463883,8%-11,8%10,1%9,6%
35Skoda1.97432435,5%91,7%9,3%8,0%
49Nissan1.57631681,8%66,3%7,4%7,8%
53Toyota1.5563364,0%24,9%7,3%8,3%
64Kia1.40327730,1%-6,4%6,6%6,8%
78Volkswagen1.38630921,0%64,4%6,5%7,6%
86Peugeot1.30624334,1%-37,7%6,1%6,0%
97Ford1.150178-16,7%-36,4%5,4%4,4%
1013Citroen816111119,9%63,2%3,8%2,7%
1114Mercedes76817378,6%28,1%3,6%4,3%
1210Opel635147-5,9%-22,6%3,0%3,6%
1311BMW58311828,1%68,6%2,7%2,9%
1415Audi4548652,3%22,9%2,1%2,1%
1516Volvo4015554,8%-31,3%1,9%1,4%
1612Hyundai37079-39,1%-49,0%1,7%1,9%
1718Mazda3234318,3%34,4%1,5%1,1%
1820Lada2465227,5%15,6%1,2%1,3%
1917Suzuki2392920,7%-9,4%1,1%0,7%
2019Fiat205467,9%15,0%1,0%1,1%
2123Seat13040-7,1%25,0%0,6%1,0%
22Lifan11815,7%-100,0%0,6%0,0%
2326Lexus1002319,0%-4,2%0,5%0,6%
2421Honda9715-48,9%-68,1%0,5%0,4%
2422Land Rover9716-55,3%-61,9%0,5%0,4%
2525Infiniti891020,3%-44,4%0,4%0,2%
2624Great Wall8110-27,7%-66,7%0,4%0,2%
2731Jeep7918102,6%125,0%0,4%0,4%
2827Porsche701122,8%-8,3%0,3%0,3%
2929Isuzu67148,9%-85,7%0,3%0,0%
3030Mitsubishi661378,4%225,0%0,3%0,3%
3128Mini591018,0%-33,3%0,3%0,2%
3233Alfa Romeo421682,6%700,0%0,2%0,4%
3332Subaru338
3434Jaguar295
3537SsangYong20
3636Maserati93
37Bentley4
38Tesla33
38Ferrari31
3938Chevrolet21
40Rolls-Royce1

Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales JuneVariation 2018Variation JuneShare 2018Share June
11Renault Nissan Alliance6.6961.32734,1%25,5%31,4%32,7%
22Volkswagen Group4.01877029,7%63,5%18,9%19,0%
33P.S.A.2.75750135,3%-23,3%12,9%12,3%
44Hyundai-Kia1.7733565,2%-21,1%8,3%8,8%
55Toyota Group1.6563594,8%22,5%7,8%8,8%
66Ford Group1.150178-16,7%-36,4%5,4%4,4%
78Mercedes Daimler76817371,4%26,3%3,6%4,3%
87BMW64312827,3%50,6%3,0%3,2%
99Geely Group4015554,8%-31,3%1,9%1,4%
1010F.C.A.3388428,5%58,5%1,6%2,1%

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