Netherlands May. Sales have lost steam

Dutch Auto Market Citroen-C4_Cactus-2018

Dutch Auto Market has lost steam in May with 36.952 sales (+1.2%) in line with the economic momentum in April. The year remains outstanding with year to date sales up 12.1%. On top of the list Volkswagen is shining with sales up 25.6%.

Dutch economic momentum lost slight steam in Q1 but remained robust, with domestic demand driving growth in the quarter. Household expenditure expanded at a notably strong rate, recording a multi-year high growth rate, supported by low levels of unemployment and high consumer confidence. The tight labor market is beginning to feed through to wages, with strong wage growth promised in recent collective wage agreements in the construction sector. This could pave the way for similar agreements in other sectors, boding well for private consumption in the months ahead.

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%

Dutch Car Passenger’s market in the 2018 is very positive. Indeed the first quarter ended with 135.906 sales (+13.4%) and in April sales have been 34.290 (+17.5%). In May were 36.952 (+1.8%) with Year to Date figures at 207.656 (+12.1%).

On top of the competitive arena, Volkswagen sold year to date 24.315 cars (+25.6%) with 11.8% of market share.

In second place Opel with 17.233 (+13.8%) followed by Renault with 16.966 vehicles (+0.1%), Peugeot with 14.934 (+15.5%), Ford with 13.253 (+20.8%), Kia with 13.068 (+18.7%) and Toyota with 10.840 (+7.3%).

In eight place Skoda with 9.346 (+33.5%) ahead of BMW with 9.294 (+9.4%) and in 10th place Hyundai with 7.618 (+22.8%).

At model wise, the best-selling was Volkswagen Polo with 7.188 sales (+57.7%) ahead of the Ford Fiesta with 5.476 (+34.4%) and the Kia Picanto with 5.084 (+8.0%).

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 MayVariation 2018Variation MayShare 2018Share May
11Volkswagen24.3154.38125,6%11,1%11,8%12,0%
23Opel17.2332.88713,8%8,4%8,3%7,9%
32Renault16.9663.3040,1%-13,3%8,2%9,0%
44Peugeot14.9342.81315,5%7,0%7,2%7,7%
56Ford13.2532.36220,8%17,3%6,4%6,5%
67Kia13.0682.39218,7%26,0%6,3%6,5%
75Toyota10.8402.2497,3%-2,1%5,3%6,1%
89Skoda9.3461.54533,5%-2,7%4,5%4,2%
98BMW9.2941.4879,4%-3,3%4,5%4,1%
1014Hyundai7.6181.18922,8%-8,4%3,7%3,2%
1113Volvo7.5431.3265,9%-13,6%3,7%3,6%
1210Mercedes7.0741.2181,3%-5,3%3,4%3,3%
1312Citroen7.0031.2312,9%6,3%3,4%3,4%
1411Audi6.835885-1,0%-33,1%3,3%2,4%
1515Nissan6.4161.1048,6%5,1%3,1%3,0%
1619Seat5.02789425,7%31,3%2,4%2,4%
1718Mazda4.84675716,4%9,7%2,3%2,1%
1816Suzuki4.721734-7,2%-25,2%2,3%2,0%
1917Fiat3.852851-22,0%-5,5%1,9%2,3%
2021Mitsubishi3.43548552,7%24,4%1,7%1,3%
2120Mini3.18358018,3%3,6%1,5%1,6%
2222Dacia1.8633661,3%-22,1%0,9%1,0%
2323Tesla1.68342775,5%85,7%0,8%1,2%
2424Land Rover884137-11,2%-2,8%0,4%0,4%
2527Porsche787153-6,2%26,4%0,4%0,4%
2625Smart69416921,8%36,3%0,3%0,5%
2726Alfa Romeo671131-16,0%-23,4%0,3%0,4%
2828Jaguar648128-10,1%0,8%0,3%0,3%
2929Honda620107-16,8%10,3%0,3%0,3%
3032Jeep5479692,6%11,6%0,3%0,3%
3131Lexus385766,9%49,0%0,2%0,2%
3230DS37463-30,2%-29,2%0,2%0,2%
3333Subaru32451-3,3%70,0%0,2%0,1%
3435Maserati374
3538Ferrari275
3636Bentley232
3734Infiniti215
3837Aston Martin152
3940McLaren9
3941Lamborghini93
4042SsangYong51
4143Morgan41
4139Rolls-Royce42
4243Cadillac1
4242Chevrolet1
4245Lotus11
Rank 2018Rank 2017GroupSales 2018Sales MayVariation 2018Variation MayShare 2018Share May
11Volkswagen Group46.3427.86321,6%2,7%22,3%21,3%
22P.S.A.39.5446.99411,6%7,0%19,0%18,9%
33Renault Nissan Alliance28.7015.2646,3%-8,2%13,8%14,2%
44Hyundai-Kia20.6863.58120,2%12,0%10,0%9,7%
57Ford M.C.13.2532.36220,8%17,3%6,4%6,4%
65BMW12.4812.06911,5%-1,4%6,0%5,6%
76Toyota M.C.11.2252.3257,3%-1,0%5,4%6,3%
88Mercedes Benz7.7681.3872,8%-1,6%3,7%3,8%
99Geely Group7.5441.3275,9%-13,6%3,6%3,6%
1010F.C.A.5.1341.087-15,9%-7,1%2,5%2,9%
Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales 2018Sales MayVariation 2018Variation May
18Volkswagen Polo7.1881.52057,7%75,1%
27Ford Fiesta5.4761.00134,4%25,9%
35Kia Picanto5.0849188,0%-7,6%
41Renault Clio4.939844-3,4%-12,7%
54Opel Karl4.7007767,6%-6,4%
63Volkswagen Golf4.69365621,7%-29,4%
72Volkswagen Up!4.642820-4,0%-25,6%
812Peugeot 1083.76767316,7%30,2%
99Renault Captur3.4516186,3%-14,0%
1015Peugeot 2083.39470124,0%21,1%
116Opel Astra3.362523-26,2%-42,0%
1211Toyota Aygo3.351604-3,0%2,2%
1313Toyota Yaris3.32079355,8%-3,8%
1418Ford Focus3.21438539,2%19,2%
1524Hyundai i103.16751034,4%22,0%
1621Volkswagen Tiguan3.15042313,1%7,4%
1710Renault Mégane3.1337353,1%8,9%
1816Skoda Octavia3.09048219,5%-29,0%
1920Opel Corsa2.7163593,9%-7,5%
2025Volvo V402.65431915,8%-40,3%
2114Nissan Qashqai2.572406-18,7%-40,6%
2227Kia Niro2.48251733,4%70,1%
2326Mercedes M Class2.3663560,0%0,0%
2428Toyota C-HR2.315454-2,6%20,1%
2523Peugeot 20082.232457-16,7%-11,6%
2622Peugeot 30082.18236721,4%-16,0%
2719Citroen C32.156409-25,1%-29,5%
2833Mazda CX-52.12732065,4%25,5%
2857Nissan Micra2.127352206,9%97,8%
2932Citroen C12.11137122,7%29,3%
3017Fiat 5002.096404-29,0%-30,3%

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