Denmark 2015. New record sales, up the 200k

Denmark Cars Market in 2015

Denmark Cars Market in 2015 hit the new all time record, first time above the 200.000 and the third record in a row despite of the under-performing national economy and driven by green cars incentives.

Economic Outlook

The Danish economy has been under-performing throughout the year and output contracted in the third quarter. GDP dropped 0.1% on a sequential basis, which marked the first contraction since Q3 2013. All components of GDP disappointed in Q3—fixed investment and private consumption barely grew while exports and government spending decreased over the previous quarter.

Earlier this month, Danish voters rejected a government proposal to strengthen the country’s ties with the European Union. A majority of 53% of the population voted No in a referendum on adopting EU justice and home affairs policies. In the last years, Denmark has held seven referendums on EU issues and the result of the latest one highlights the country’s resistance to European integration.

Market Outlook

The last quarter of the 2015 grew in double-digit with December near 20% ending a new great year for the Danish market that’s follow sixth years of growth and two all time volume record (2013 and 2014).

According to data released by the Danish Car Importers Association – De Danske Bilimportører (DBI), the new cars passenger’s sales in December had been 18.461 (+19.8%) and in the entire 2015 207.207 (+9.7%) establishing the new all time record, first time over the 200.000 units.

Including the LCVs, total light vehicles sold in Denmark last year were 240.000, ranking as 37th World’s market.

Competitive Arena

Volkswagen confirmed the traditional leadership in this that represent a feud since decades despite losing 3.3% at 22.499 annual sales and feeling the breath of  Peugeot over the shoulder, thanks to a record increase scored by the French make at record at 21.056 units (+15.5%).

Third was Toyota with record sales of 14.769 (+12.0%) followed by Ford with 14.288 sales (-4.5%), Skoda (13.499, -1.0%), Citroen (13.050, +1.9%) and Renault (12.151, 7.2%).

Booming sales in December, Tesla jumped in 21st place with 2.736 sales.

As far as the ranking by group, the leader is the Volkswagen with market share at 23.0%, followed by P.S.A. with 16.8%, Renault-Nissan with 11.1% and  with Hyundai Kia with 9.9%.

With 7.923 sales, only 1 more than the rival, the Peugeot 208 ended the year ahead of the Volkswagen Up! as best-selling model. Third was the Toyota Aygo with 5.699 units (+6.8%).

In the table below we report the top 40 models in December while the 2015 and 2014 model ranking with top 100 models are available in the dedicated report.

As far as Best selling Models, the year to date leader was Volkswagen Up! with 5.984 sales (-23.7%) followed by the Peugeot 208 with 5.661 (+20.5%), Peugeot 108 with 4.437 (new) and Toyota Aygo with 4.314 (new).

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 DecRank 2015BrandDec2015Var2015 VarDec %2015 %
11Volkswagen1.98722.4995,2%-3,3%10,8%10,8%
22Peugeot1.74121.05648,7%15,5%9,5%10,2%
34Ford1.55414.28811,4%-4,5%8,4%6,9%
47Renault1.40712.15122,5%7,2%7,6%5,9%
56Citroen1.34713.050-1,8%1,9%7,3%6,3%
621Tesla1.2482.736985,2%494,8%6,8%1,3%
713Audi9777.15637,0%5,8%5,3%3,5%
89Opel96310.62746,4%42,3%5,2%5,1%
95Skoda93813.449-4,6%1,0%5,1%6,5%
103Toyota92214.76912,0%12,0%5,0%7,1%
1114Mercedes8996.3388,1%26,0%4,9%3,1%
1210Hyundai5899.5174,1%3,2%3,2%4,6%
1315BMW5185.23532,1%26,7%2,8%2,5%
1418Seat5164.552-1,9%0,6%2,8%2,2%
1511Nissan4708.005-18,0%3,2%2,6%3,9%
168Kia40111.0582,6%13,3%2,2%5,3%
1722Volvo3232.27939,8%12,7%1,8%1,1%
1820Dacia3072.93819,5%4,1%1,7%1,4%
1912Suzuki2907.9340,3%33,2%1,6%3,8%
2016Mazda2244.77730,2%20,1%1,2%2,3%
2119Fiat2213.602-19,3%-9,6%1,2%1,7%
2223Honda2072.277-31,9%13,0%1,1%1,1%
2324DS1396800,8%0,3%
2417Mitsubishi854.712-66,8%108,1%0,5%2,3%
2525Mini6961772,5%17,3%0,4%0,3%
2628Alfa Romeo1917626,7%2,9%0,1%0,1%
2729Jaguar18137350,0%153,7%0,1%0,1%
2826Smart123649,1%46,8%0,1%0,2%
2827Subaru1222150,0%46,4%0,1%0,1%
2930Land Rover96650,0%-16,5%0,0%0,0%
3032Jeep442100,0%223,1%0,0%0,0%
3031Porsche4640,0%1,6%0,0%0,0%
Rank DecRank 2015GroupDec2015Var2015 VarDec %2015 %
11Volkswagen4.42247.7207,5%-0,5%24,0%23,0%
22PSA3.22734.78626,9%12,1%17,5%16,8%
33Renault-Nissan2.18423.09410,4%5,4%11,9%11,1%
46Ford1.55414.28811,4%-4,5%8,4%6,9%
514Tesla1.2482.736985,2%494,8%6,8%1,3%
64Hyundai-Kia99020.5753,4%8,4%5,4%9,9%
77General Motors96310.64546,4%7,2%5,2%5,1%
85Toyota92214.77012,0%12,0%5,0%7,1%
99Mercedes Daimler9116.7028,1%26,9%4,9%3,2%
1010BMW5875.85235,9%25,7%3,2%2,8%
Rank DecRank 2015ModelSales DecSales 2015Dec Var2015 VarShare DecShare 2015
126Tesla Model S1.2482.7241912,9%492,2%7,2%1,3%
21Peugeot 2089037.953382,9%39,5%5,2%3,9%
32Volkswagen Up!6357.952-8,6%-21,3%3,7%3,9%
44Peugeot 3084965.563112,9%89,7%2,9%2,8%
534Audi A44681.91799,1%21,5%2,7%0,9%
63Toyota Aygo4225.699-3,0%6,8%2,4%2,8%
710Ford Fiesta4054.65641,6%-8,4%2,3%2,3%
858Volkswagen Touran3461.089203,5%-11,0%2,0%0,5%
925Ford Focus3383.10148,9%85,0%2,0%1,5%
1011Skoda Octavia3274.291-30,9%-20,6%1,9%2,1%
1120Citroen C33213.386132,6%24,6%1,9%1,7%
1222Volkswagen Passat3083.20978,0%175,9%1,8%1,6%
137Volkswagen Polo3074.7587,3%21,9%1,8%2,4%
1421Renault Captur3033.28019,3%14,7%1,8%1,6%
158Volkswagen Golf3004.736-32,7%-8,7%1,7%2,3%
1646Opel Astra2961.355369,8%22,4%1,7%0,7%
179Toyota Yaris2954.70579,9%27,1%1,7%2,3%
1830Mercedes C Class2662.343-30,5%45,8%1,5%1,2%
1931Opel Karl2592.1911,5%1,1%
2027Citroen C4 Cactus2572.717-41,6%87,9%1,5%1,3%
2117Skoda Citigo2513.5893,7%-13,0%1,5%1,8%
2233Audi A32372.03426,7%-17,5%1,4%1,0%
2315Skoda Fabia2263.89679,4%98,2%1,3%1,9%
2394Citroen C4 Grand Picasso2264421,3%0,2%
2436Seat Mii2241.870-31,3%-13,3%1,3%0,9%
2516Hyundai i102233.65857,0%30,2%1,3%1,8%
265Peugeot 1082185.559-67,7%86,7%1,3%2,7%
2723Citroen C12043.177-49,4%-30,7%1,2%1,6%
2832BMW 3 Series2022.18930,3%7,5%1,2%1,1%
2938Ford Mondeo2001.74996,1%82,2%1,2%0,9%
3065Ford Kuga183901562,5%1,1%0,4%
3153Citroen C41791.177442,4%64,8%1,0%0,6%
326Kia Picanto1784.7949,9%19,3%1,0%2,4%
3319Nissan Qashqai1773.425-8,8%-4,1%1,0%1,7%
3457Mercedes A Class1731.101253,1%69,1%1,0%0,5%
3518Hyundai i201713.5360,0%6,4%1,0%1,7%
3648Ford C-max1691.29187,8%10,3%1,0%0,6%
3783Renault Kadjar1595450,9%0,3%
3814Opel Corsa1403.898-27,1%50,9%0,8%1,9%
3912Kia Rio1374.040-16,0%16,4%0,8%2,0%
4040Hyundai i301341.731-3,6%-19,1%0,8%0,9%

To know all about this market, please consider reading the Danish Car Market Insights 2015, just published

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