Netherlands April. Market kept momentum, up 17%

Dutch Auto Market Citroen-C4_Cactus-2018

Dutch Auto Market kept momentum in April with sales up 17.5% and a solid YtD performance. Several brands reported strong sales, starting from the leader Volkswagen (+37%). Skoda (+355), Nissan (+76%), Mitsubishi (+152%) on evidence.

Dutch strong economic momentum seen last year likely spilled over into 2018, with available data pointing to broad-based growth in the first quarter. Industrial production was robust in the first two months of the year, while strong PMI readings and business sentiment in the first quarter bode well for output figures for March. Retail sales also increased at a solid rate in January–February as private consumption was supported by declining unemployment, which came in below four percent for the first time in nine years in March. Moreover, consumer confidence remained elevated in the first quarter and inched up at the outset of the second quarter.

Dutch vehicles market in recent years has reported up and down influenced by the effects of incentives for low emission vehicles, introduced and then cut, with the effect that full year 2016 sales at 385.000 were over 115.000 down from the 2012. A robust private consumer demand sustained the market across the 2017 with a substantial recovery from the previous year. Indeed, according to data released by the RAI Vereeniging, the Dutch Association of Car Manufacturers, sales grew at 414.548 (+7.7%).

 Sales 2012Sales 2013Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018 e
Car502.508417.078388.408451.625385.038414.548421.983
LCV56.63850.58240.29355.58175.01873.58577.481
Total559.146467.660428.701507.206460.056488.133499.464

 2012 Var2013 Var2014 Var2015 Var2016 Var2017 Var2018 var e
Car-9,5%-17,0%-6,9%16,3%-14,7%7,7%1,8%
LCV-3,4%-10,7%-20,3%37,9%35,0%-1,9%5,3%
Total-8,9%-16,4%-8,3%18,3%-9,3%6,1%2,3%

2018 Outlook is quite positive and the market was expected to reinforce the previous year growth. Indeed, the start of the year was in this direction with car passenger’s sales in January at 59.367 units (+16.7%), in February at 35.410 (+10.7%) and in March at 41.934 (+15.3%) ending the first quarter with 135.906 sales (+13.4%). In April sales have been 34.290 (+17.5%) with Year to Date figures at 170.704 (+14.7%).

On top of the competitive arena, Volkswagen sold year to date 19.934 cars (+29.3%) with 11.7% of market share.

In second place Opel with 14.346 (+14.9%) followed by Renault with 13.662 vehicles (+4.0%), Peugeot with 12.121 (+17.7%), Ford with 10.891 (+21.6%), Kia with 10.676 (+17.2%) and Toyota with 8.591 (+10.0%).

In eight place BMW with 7.807 (+12.3%) ahead of Skoda with 7.801 (+44.1%) and in 10th place Hyundai with 6.429 (+31.0%).

At model wise, the best-selling was Volkswagen Polo with 5.668 sales (+53.6%) ahead of the Ford Fiesta with 4.475 (+36.5%) and the Kia Picanto with 4.166 (+12.2%).

To see full data on the best-selling car in the year, please see the dedicated report here.

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales AprilY.o.Y 2018Y.o.Y. AprilShare 2018Share April
11Volkswagen19.9343.90029,3%37,6%11,7%11,5%
23Opel14.3462.47514,9%12,2%8,4%7,3%
32Renault13.6623.5684,0%10,6%8,0%10,5%
44Peugeot12.1212.51217,7%15,7%7,1%7,4%
56Ford10.8912.36521,6%26,1%6,4%7,0%
67Kia10.6762.22617,2%28,4%6,3%6,6%
75Toyota8.5911.71110,0%1,5%5,1%5,0%
88BMW7.8071.32312,3%-4,5%4,6%3,9%
99Skoda7.8011.50044,1%35,6%4,6%4,4%
1014Hyundai6.42999531,0%21,9%3,8%2,9%
1113Volvo6.2171.18211,2%-3,7%3,7%3,5%
1211Audi5.9501.1366,6%8,6%3,5%3,3%
1310Mercedes5.8561.0792,8%-11,3%3,4%3,2%
1412Citroen5.7721.1832,2%2,7%3,4%3,5%
1515Nissan5.3121.2109,3%76,9%3,1%3,6%
1619Seat4.13375324,6%4,1%2,4%2,2%
1718Mazda4.08973717,8%74,2%2,4%2,2%
1816Suzuki3.987732-2,9%-1,1%2,3%2,2%
1917Fiat3.001805-25,7%0,8%1,8%2,4%
2021Mitsubishi2.95061458,6%152,7%1,7%1,8%
2120Mini2.60354722,2%33,4%1,5%1,6%
2222Dacia1.4973239,3%11,0%0,9%1,0%
2323Tesla1.2567572,3%8,7%0,7%0,2%
2424Land Rover747143-12,6%-14,4%0,4%0,4%
2527Porsche634106-11,7%-13,1%0,4%0,3%
2626Alfa Romeo54099-14,0%-20,8%0,3%0,3%
2725Smart52511517,7%91,7%0,3%0,3%
2828Jaguar52091-12,5%4,6%0,3%0,3%
2929Honda51372-20,8%-1,4%0,3%0,2%
3032Jeep451111127,8%184,6%0,3%0,3%
3130DS31192-30,4%119,0%0,2%0,3%
3231Lexus309620,0%37,8%0,2%0,2%
3333Subaru27365-10,5%58,5%0,2%0,2%
3435Maserati333
3538Ferrari224
3636Bentley214
3734Infiniti162
3837Aston Martin136
3940McLaren9
4041Lamborghini61
4142SsangYong41
4243Morgan31
4339Rolls-Royce2
4443Cadillac1
4442Chevrolet1

Rank 2018Rank 2017GroupSales 2018Sales AprilY.o.Y 2018Y.o.Y. AprilShare 2018Share April
11Volkswagen Group38.4797.40026,3%26,9%22,5%21,6%
22P.S.A.32.5506.26212,7%12,4%19,1%18,3%
33Renault Nissan Alliance23.4375.71710,2%28,3%13,7%16,7%
44Hyundai-Kia17.1053.22122,0%26,4%10,0%9,4%
57Ford M.C.10.8912.36521,6%26,1%6,4%6,9%
65BMW10.4121.87014,5%4,0%6,1%5,5%
76Toyota M.C.8.9001.7739,6%2,4%5,2%5,2%
88Mercedes Benz6.3811.1943,9%-6,4%3,7%3,5%
99Geely Group6.2171.18211,2%-3,7%3,6%3,4%
1012Mazda4.08973717,8%74,2%2,4%2,1%

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales 2018Sals AprY.O.Y. 2018Y.O.Y. April
18Volkswagen Polo5.6681.25053,6%89,4%
27Ford Fiesta4.47588736,5%41,7%
35Kia Picanto4.16678812,2%-2,5%
41Renault Clio4.095889-1,3%-10,7%
53Volkswagen Golf4.03766837,9%15,6%
64Opel Karl3.92469510,9%-7,9%
72Volkswagen Up!3.8226822,4%-8,5%
812Peugeot 1083.09483814,1%41,8%
96Opel Astra2.839501-22,3%-28,9%
109Renault Captur2.83379712,0%11,0%
1118Ford Focus2.82975342,4%51,2%
1211Toyota Aygo2.747552-4,1%-21,3%
1321Volkswagen Tiguan2.72744114,1%23,2%
1415Peugeot 2082.69346524,7%-1,5%
1524Hyundai i102.65739537,0%18,3%
1616Skoda Octavia2.60839736,8%-16,4%
1713Toyota Yaris2.52749093,3%99,2%
1810Renault Mégane2.3985961,4%-0,8%
1920Opel Corsa2.3572805,9%12,0%
2025Volvo V402.33545832,8%21,8%
2114Nissan Qashqai2.166404-12,7%-13,1%
2226Mercedes M Class2.0104070,0%-0,2%
2327Kia Niro1.96556526,3%132,5%
2428Toyota C-HR1.861392-6,9%-6,4%
2522Peugeot 30081.81532133,4%-8,0%
2633Mazda CX-51.80728875,3%157,1%
2757Nissan Micra1.775352244,7%357,1%
2723Peugeot 20081.775361-18,0%-12,0%
2819Citroen C31.747327-24,0%-38,3%
2932Citroen C11.74036521,3%38,8%

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