Netherlands 2016. The lowest sales level in 21st century.

Netherlands Cars Market in 2016

Dutch Cars Market 2016 dropped at the lowest level in the twenty-first century, below the 0.4 million units for the third time in the last twenty years, hit by “green” incentives pull ahead of previous year.

Market Outlook

The latest monthly indicators suggest that the economic momentum has carried over into the final quarter of the year. FocusEconomics panelists see the economy expanding 1.7% in 2017, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast. In 2018, the panel sees GDP growing 1.6%.

Meantime, the domestic cars market in 2016 dropped down in double-digit, due to the sharp slowdown recorded throughout the second semester, falling at the lowest level in the last twenty years, below the 400.000 units as only others two times in the 21st century.

According to data released by the RAI vereninging, the Dutch Association of Car Manufacturers, December was particularly negative with sales dropping 48.1% at 35.723, due to the comparison with December 2015, boosted by ends of “green” incentives.

Different trend reported for the light commercial vehicles, with sales at the best since 2008 with 70.340 units (+21.9%) with total light vehicles at 455.388 sales ranking 28th at global level, down 1 spot.

Competitive Arena

Volkswagen dominated the market with 43.819 units (-22.1%) ahead of Renault with 35.037 sales and Opel with 32.500 (+27.7%). Among the highest increases of the year there were Honda, Jaguar, Mini, Tesla and Hyundai, while the best performer was Infiniti (+151.3%).

The worst performance was reported for Mitsubishi (-61.0%) followed by Porsche, Peugeot, Volvo, DS and Citroen.

The best-selling model was the Volkswagen Golf with 10.780 units (-40.1%) followed by the Renault Clio with 10.730 (-36.8%) and the Volkswagen Polo with 9.945 (-17.8%).

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

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast Store

F2M covers intensively this market with several products developed to help any investigation required.

Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2022.

Auto Data in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.

All these and more within our Netherlands Store.

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 2016BRANDSales DecemberSales 2016 FYVariation DecemberVariation 2016 FYShare DecemberShare 2016
11Volkswagen4.87643.819-37,8%-22,1%14,2%11,5%
22Renault3.78835.037-3,6%-0,4%11,1%9,2%
73Opel2.02732.500-9,2%27,7%5,9%8,5%
94Peugeot1.53128.130-88,9%-42,8%4,5%7,4%
105Ford1.34121.365-41,8%-15,2%3,9%5,6%
56BMW2.20518.756-28,4%-4,8%6,4%4,9%
147Kia89018.67830,7%2,0%2,6%4,9%
38Toyota2.55718.509-52,3%-21,6%7,5%4,9%
49Mercedes2.48415.40926,1%0,4%7,3%4,0%
1110Skoda1.31315.346-30,0%3,1%3,8%4,0%
611Audi2.07414.712-22,6%-14,6%6,1%3,9%
812Volvo1.96214.470-73,8%-42,4%5,7%3,8%
1513Citroen65613.053-66,9%-32,7%1,9%3,4%
1514Hyundai65612.830-31,6%13,0%1,9%3,4%
1315Nissan98312.42266,0%-3,1%2,9%3,3%
1616Fiat51110.769-63,9%-12,9%1,5%2,8%
1717Mazda5108.781-27,7%5,4%1,5%2,3%
1818Suzuki4798.50635,3%-16,8%1,4%2,2%
1919Seat4738.447-49,0%-1,1%1,4%2,2%
2220Mini2985.77713,7%18,4%0,9%1,5%
1221Mitsubishi1.2575.629-66,9%-61,0%3,7%1,5%
2122Dacia3354.217-14,3%6,8%1,0%1,1%
2023Tesla3682.12095,7%17,7%1,1%0,6%
2624Honda401.718-64,6%32,3%0,1%0,5%
25Land Rover1.623-100,0%4,2%0,0%0,4%
2326Smart2891.604224,7%6,4%0,8%0,4%
2727Jaguar351.185-76,8%30,7%0,1%0,3%
3228Porsche191.162-92,9%-46,1%0,1%0,3%
2829DS341.115-84,3%-34,7%0,1%0,3%
2430Alfa Romeo11199852,1%-5,1%0,3%0,3%
2531Lexus53872-89,4%-54,9%0,2%0,2%
3132Subaru21728-41,7%-8,8%0,1%0,2%
2933Jeep256280,0%-21,0%0,1%0,2%
3334Infiniti6201-53,8%151,3%0,1%
3035Lancia2211022,2%-32,1%0,1%
36Maserati59#DIV/0!-4,8%
3537Ferrari143#DIV/0!48,3%
3538Bentley138#DIV/0!8,6%
39Rolls-Royce14-100,0%100,0%
3440Aston Martin211100,0%0,0%

Rank DecRank 2016GROUPSales DecemberSales 2016 FYVariation DecemberVariation 2016 FYShare DecemberShare 2016 FY
11Volkswagen8.75683.533-35,6%-15,7%25,6%21,9%
22Renault-Nissan5.11251.8773,8%-0,3%14,9%13,6%
63PSA2.22142.298-86,1%-39,8%6,5%11,1%
74General Motors2.02732.504-9,2%27,7%5,9%8,5%
95Hyundai-Kia1.54631.508-5,7%6,2%4,5%8,3%
56BMW2.50324.547-25,1%-0,2%7,3%6,4%
107Ford1.34121.365-41,8%-15,2%3,9%5,6%
48Toyota2.61019.381-55,5%-24,1%7,6%5,1%
39Mercedes Daimler2.77317.01334,7%0,9%8,1%4,5%
810Geely Group1.96214.470-73,8%-42,4%5,7%3,8%

Rank DecRank 2016ModelSales DecemberSales 2016Variation DecemberVariation 2016
19Volkswagen Passat2.9078.0221,0%-25,7%
220BMW 3 Series1.2115.345129,4%34,3%
31Volkswagen Golf1.17910.780-63,7%-40,1%
42Renault Clio1.15910.730-51,9%-36,8%
564Mitsubishi Outlander1.0771.862-70,9%-80,2%
666Audi Q79211.75311412,5%780,9%
732Mercedes C Class9133.660-36,0%-43,1%
84Opel Astra8559.893135,5%181,9%
945Volvo XC908132.759-46,1%-0,4%
1027Renault Mégane8014.140246,8%91,8%
1114Toyota Aygo7906.44216,5%6,8%
1254Mercedes E Class7852.260812,8%113,0%
1316Toyota Yaris7776.128-10,3%-2,7%
1425Audi A37444.582-55,1%-45,9%
1543Volvo V607002.911-60,7%-56,1%
1621Skoda Octavia6685.324-22,1%-10,4%
1710Renault Captur6637.85340,5%1,7%
186Ford Fiesta5548.345-21,9%-6,9%
19109Toyota C-HR549729
2028Renault Kadjar4734.00058,2%220,0%
2123Renault Twingo4254.9130,5%-2,4%
2217Nissan Qashqai4245.9140,5%-13,6%
2222Peugeot 3084245.021-96,5%-82,6%
237Peugeot 1084068.24644,0%9,2%
2436BMW 2 Series Active Tourer4003.325-20,6%-8,6%
253Volkswagen Polo3879.945-43,3%-17,8%
2626Volvo V403534.576-91,0%-59,8%
2734Citroen C33473.42094,9%-0,5%
2813Opel Corsa3436.683-36,5%-5,6%
2924Ford Focus3374.624-38,5%-22,4%
308Kia Picanto3338.216-28,4%-7,3%
3112Opel Karl3297.499-34,7%141,7%
3244Toyota Auris3242.856-91,3%-68,1%
3374Kia Niro2701.611
3484Smart Forfour2571.270206,0%20,3%
3515Fiat 5002546.215-68,3%1,3%
3631Skoda Fabia2503.725-5,7%6,9%
3738Skoda Superb2473.068-53,9%70,3%
3818Hyundai i102305.8143,6%23,3%
3919Peugeot 20082275.43014,1%54,8%
4070Tesla Model S2221.693-4,3%-6,0%

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