Citroen C4 Cactus get in love with Dutch consumers.

Citroen C4 Cactus in Netherland

Statistics on first half figures from the Dutch market highlight as the new and almost original Citroen C4 Cactus is conquering the heart of Dutch consumers with the new model approaching the top 10 ranking.

Economic Environment

In Q1, economic growth moderated less than what May’s advance estimate had suggested. While more recent data confirm that Q1’s slowdown was driven by softer private consumption and fixed investment growth, the fact that public spending rebounded and that the external sector’s performance improved shows that the economic recovery is broadening.

More recent data from both consumers and businesses point in the same direction: in June, consumer confidence hit an almost-eight-year-high and business confidence reached the highest point in over four years. In the same month, the Dutch government cut back production further in the large Groningen gas field—which accounted for broadly 10% of the European Union’s gas supply in 2014—due to safety concerns.

The latest decision is likely to reduce state revenues and highlights the need to find new strategies to meet Europe’s demand for gas in the future.

Market Outlook

June double digit progress has broken the negative momentum

Indeed, accordingly with data released by Reivereninging, the Dutch Association of Car Manufacturers, total new Car Passengers sold in the country have been 36.999, down 10.5%% from the correspondent period last year.

Thanks to the last month figure, the first half ended with a positive gap over last year with total sales of 203.116 units, up 2.0%.

Competitive Arena

Volkswagen leadership in the market is not under discussion. The German giant in June has improved sales by a  huge 44.9% at 3.974 units with first half ended at 25.571, +22.5% with market share at 12.6%.

Behind, Peugeot and Renault are fighting for the second place, but in June both had been surpassed by Opel, posting 2.994 sales (-0.4%) while Peugeot followed at 2.876 and Renault at 2.716.

In fifth place Ford with 2.339 sales (+41.0%), followed by Citroen with 2.205 (+36.1%) and Kia with 1.964 (+23.4%).

As far as the ranking by group, the leader was Volkswagen with 19.6% of market share, followed by P.S.A. with 13.7%, Nissan-Renault with 11.4% and Hyundai Group with 8.2%.

Looking at the best-selling models, the first half leader was the Volkswagen Golf with 8.949 units (+1.3%) albeit being second in June after the Peugeot 308 (1.609, -8.5%). Third in June was the Renault Clio with 1.175 (-11.7%).

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 JunRank H1BrandJun 2015H1 2015Var JunVar H1Share JunShare H1
11Volkswagen3.97425.57144,9%22,5%10,8%12,6%
24Opel2.99412.782-0,2%0,7%8,1%6,3%
33Peugeot2.87616.395-8,2%16,0%7,8%8,1%
42Renault2.71617.3981,0%6,4%7,4%8,6%
55Ford2.33912.18041,0%5,0%6,4%6,0%
66Citroen2.20510.86236,1%14,2%6,0%5,4%
77Kia1.96410.49923,4%-3,6%5,3%5,2%
88BMW1.6779.19610,3%10,0%4,6%4,5%
912Volvo1.6767.05122,4%-13,9%4,6%3,5%
1013Mercedes1.5086.92329,9%9,6%4,1%3,4%
1110Audi1.4597.986-9,3%-8,5%4,0%4,0%
129Toyota1.3528.737-9,7%-13,8%3,7%4,3%
1311Nissan1.2177.45255,0%31,4%3,3%3,7%
1417Mitsubishi1.1505.8765,6%-17,1%3,1%2,9%
1516Fiat1.1146.039-9,6%-17,2%3,0%3,0%
1618Hyundai1.0845.703156,3%4,6%2,9%2,8%
1715Skoda1.0666.072-34,0%-36,2%2,9%3,0%
1820Mazda9503.67638,3%9,6%2,6%1,8%
1914Suzuki7966.314136,2%12,3%2,2%3,1%
2019Seat5803.868-26,6%-23,9%1,6%1,9%
2121Mini4592.65534,2%45,0%1,2%1,3%
2222Dacia2991.997-28,3%-21,9%0,8%1,0%
2325Tesla27690251,6%61,1%0,7%0,4%
2423Porsche1821.163109,2%73,6%0,5%0,6%
2527Honda17072380,9%-15,3%0,5%0,4%
2626Smart1638971530,0%600,8%0,4%0,4%
2728Lexus14559616,9%-23,1%0,4%0,3%
2824Land Rover1309125,7%-6,7%0,4%0,5%
2929Alfa Romeo85445-41,8%-47,6%0,2%0,2%
3032Jaguar69278102,9%14,9%0,2%0,1%
3130Jeep68412172,0%261,4%0,2%0,2%
3231Subaru5539044,7%10,5%0,1%0,2%
3333Lancia2066-51,2%-70,0%0,1%0,0%
3435Maserati536-37,5%-60,0%0,0%0,0%
3534Infiniti341200,0%215,4%0,0%0,0%
3537Bentley32050,0%-23,1%0,0%0,0%
3638Aston Martin140,0%-55,6%0,0%0,0%
3639Lotus12#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%
3636Ferrari121-66,7%40,0%0,0%0,0%
Rank JunRank H1GroupJun 2015H1 2015Var JunVar H1Share JunShare H1
11Volkswagen7.26444.6846,1%-0,5%19,6%22,0%
22PSA5.08127.2576,9%15,3%13,7%13,4%
33Renault-Nissan4.23526.8888,8%9,3%11,4%13,2%
44Hyundai-Kia3.04816.20251,3%-0,9%8,2%8,0%
55General Motors2.99412.784-1,3%-0,5%8,1%6,3%
66Ford2.33912.18041,0%5,0%6,3%6,0%
77BMW2.13611.85514,5%16,2%5,8%5,8%
810Geely Group1.6767.05122,4%-13,9%4,5%3,5%
99Mercedes Daimler1.6717.82042,7%21,3%4,5%3,9%
108Toyota1.4979.333-7,6%-14,4%4,0%4,6%
Rank JunRank H1ModelJun 2015H1 2015Jun VarH1 VarShare JunShare H1
14Peugeot 3081.6095.435-8,5%65,3%4,5%2,7%
21Volkswagen Golf1.5858.94941,9%1,3%4,4%4,5%
32Renault Clio1.1757.467-11,7%-5,0%3,3%3,7%
43Volkswagen Polo1.0076.56663,5%91,9%2,8%3,3%
510Opel Corsa8714.1606,3%32,5%2,4%2,1%
635Volvo V408261.73080,0%7,9%2,3%0,9%
77Ford Fiesta8104.96636,6%1,7%2,3%2,5%
88Renault Captur7694.801-4,1%-7,5%2,1%2,4%
95Kia Picanto7525.176-3,5%-6,2%2,1%2,6%
1011Nissan Qashqai7443.80155,6%21,7%2,1%1,9%
1113Citroen C4 Cactus7183.424844,7%3835,6%2,0%1,7%
1212Audi A36793.5987,9%0,5%1,9%1,8%
1318Ford Focus6162.90138,1%11,7%1,7%1,5%
1448Toyota Auris5921.284-15,4%-67,7%1,6%0,6%
1521Fiat 5005742.74021,1%-14,2%1,6%1,4%
1619Mitsubishi Outlander5602.879-33,1%-46,4%1,6%1,4%
1724Hyundai i105552.412210,1%-11,5%1,5%1,2%
1828Mercedes C Class5282.17985,3%92,2%1,5%1,1%
1914Volkswagen Passat5223.287438,1%273,5%1,5%1,6%
2031Opel Mokka4632.00055,4%59,5%1,3%1,0%
219Peugeot 1084564.5071,3%2,3%
2233Citroen C34301.862-15,9%-33,3%1,2%0,9%
2325Skoda Octavia4272.375-58,6%-59,0%1,2%1,2%
2426BMW 3 Series4242.309-31,7%-21,4%1,2%1,2%
2537Citroen C4 Picasso4131.66735,4%-17,5%1,1%0,8%
2627Mini4082.20755,7%69,4%1,1%1,1%
2734Opel Astra3891.755-24,5%-10,9%1,1%0,9%
2847Kia Sportage3811.286152,3%42,3%1,1%0,6%
2922Volvo V603722.685-10,4%-24,8%1,0%1,3%
3077Mazda2366696297,8%74,9%1,0%0,3%

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