Croatia June. Market up 25% with Renault Clio best seller

Croatian Auto market Skoda-Octavia_RS_245_Combi-2018

Croatian Auto market kept booming in June with 8.586 sales, up 25.0%. Several brands are reporting huge progress but Volkswagen defended so far the leadership ahead of Renault, which took the best selling model place with the Clio.

Croatian economy started the year on a strong note, growing 2.5% year-on-year in Q1 on the back of buoyant domestic demand, and picking up pace from the 2.2% annual expansion logged in Q4. Faster consumer spending growth—buttressed by a tight labor market and rising wages—and solid gains in fixed investment more than offset a weak external sector, which was dragged down by a marked contraction in goods exports. Moreover, upbeat activity seems to have continued at the start of Q2: the unemployment rate dipped to an all-time low in April

Croatian vehicles market hit the all-time record volume in the 2008 outpacing the 100.000 units for the first and only time, before to be swept up by the crisis, with volume rolled down at 33.000 in the 2013. Then a new pathway was taken, recovering year after year. According to data released by the Croatian Minister of Transportation, in the 2017 the car passenger’s sales have been 50.769 (+18.3%).

 Sales 2012Sales 2013Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018 e
Car31.37227.79733.95334.82042.90050.76957.839
LCV4.2965.2715.5186.6958.1458.4329.678
Total35.66833.06839.47141.51551.04559.20167.517

 2012 Var2013 Var2014 Var2015 Var2016 Var2017 Var2018 var e
Car-24,6%-11,3%22,1%2,6%23,2%18,3%13,9%
LCV-1,9%22,7%4,7%21,3%21,7%3,5%14,8%
Total-22,4%-7,2%19,4%5,2%23,0%16,0%14,0%

Market outlook for 2018 was almost positive. Furthermore the start of the year was amazing with car sales in January at 3.706 (+30.8%), in February at 3.840 (+46.4%) and in March at 6.293 (+16.1%) with first quarter ended at 13.829 (+27.2%). In April sales have been 7.046 (+12.2%), in May 8.758 (+7.8%) and in June 8.586 (+25.0%) with Year to Date figures at 38.228 (+18.9%).

At brand-wise, two brands are fighting for the leadership with the last year leader, Volkswagen actually on top with 5.404 sales (+14.0%), but under the attach of  Renault with 4.089 units (+30.3%).

In third place Opel with 3.966 (+7.9%) followed by Skoda with 3.396 (+5.9%), Suzuki with 2.295 (+35.5%), Peugeot with 2.222 (+78.5%) and Hyundai with 1.804 (+30.8%).

The best-selling model is the Renault Clio, jumped on top of the list since May when year to date sales reached 2.071 units (+20.7%). In second place the Skoda Octavia with 1.986 sales (+29.5%) ahead of the Volkswagen Polo with 1.354 (+32.5%)and the Opel Astra with 1.309 (-9.7%).

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales JuneVariation 2018Variation JuneShare 2018Share June
11Volkswagen5.4041.55314,0%74,5%14,1%18,1%
24Renault4.08989130,3%0,2%10,7%10,4%
33Opel3.9668757,9%16,8%10,4%10,2%
42Skoda3.3966515,9%-16,6%8,9%7,6%
56Suzuki2.29536035,5%13,9%6,0%4,2%
69Peugeot2.22254978,5%83,0%5,8%6,4%
77Hyundai1.80435830,8%-0,3%4,7%4,2%
85Ford1.662519-16,5%14,3%4,3%6,0%
98Dacia1.64629525,8%9,3%4,3%3,4%
1011Citroen1.57439356,0%26,8%4,1%4,6%
1110Toyota1.31916318,0%-3,6%3,5%1,9%
1212Audi1.2063147,2%35,3%3,2%3,7%
1314Fiat1.18147514,3%84,1%3,1%5,5%
1416BMW1.00919221,0%170,4%2,6%2,2%
1518Seat1.00024035,7%47,2%2,6%2,8%
1613Kia9041459,3%26,1%2,4%1,7%
1717Mercedes811126-6,1%-23,6%2,1%1,5%
1815Mazda7541308,3%-20,7%2,0%1,5%
1919Nissan6506915,9%-22,5%1,7%0,8%
2022Mini23243141,7%115,0%0,6%0,5%
2128Mitsubishi18753405,4%2550,0%0,5%0,6%
2221Honda1652470,1%4,3%0,4%0,3%
2324Smart15948109,2%860,0%0,4%0,6%
2420Volvo14834-16,4%88,9%0,4%0,4%
2523Alfa Romeo11115-0,9%50,0%0,3%0,2%
2626Jeep9017
2731Subaru6621
2829Porsche5912
2927Land Rover4813
3030Jaguar233
3132Infiniti183
3233Lexus101
3325Lancia3
3334Tesla31
3437Rolls-Royce1
3436Maserati1

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales H1 2018Sales JunVariation H1 2018Variation Jun
12Renault Clio2.07126820,7%-25,8%
21Skoda Octavia1.98636729,5%-15,6%
38Volkswagen Polo1.35443232,5%127,4%
45Opel Astra1.309261-9,7%46,6%
54Volkswagen Golf1.2913271,0%44,1%
67Opel Corsa1.097300-11,9%-6,8%
76Suzuki Vitara1.0331598,7%17,8%
830Renault Captur951421267,2%547,7%
922Citroen C390223296,5%16,6%
109Dacia Duster76314019,8%-11,9%

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