Finland June. Sales up for the third month in a row

Finnish cars market Toyota-Yaris-2017

Finnish cars market reported a robust +7.3% increase in June keeping the recovery after the disappointing Q1. Toyota confirms the leadership while Volkswagen and Ford are growing in double-digit. Ford Fiesta gained 6 spots, jumping in 5th place.

Finnish economy maintained its growth momentum from Q4 2017, with quarter-on-quarter growth accelerating to an over seven-year high. This was due to fixed investment surging on the back of higher private sector investment. Moreover, government consumption increased in Q1, contrasting the fall in Q4. However, although unemployment decreased, and consumer confidence hit record highs, private consumption growth decelerated in Q1 from Q4.

Finnish vehicles market has not yet recovered the pre-2008 crisis level, albeit a stable recovery shown in last years, too slow to recover record level. In the 2016 market ended with 117.848 cars sold and the 2017 was shy, with sales down 0.1%, at 117.686.

 Sales 2012Sales 2013Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018 e
Car111.225102.988105.295108.046117.848117.686137.407
LCV11.46310.40511.52611.43113.23914.88418.224
Total122.688113.393116.821119.477131.087132.570155.632

 2012 Var2013 Var2014 Var2015 Var2016 Var2017 Var2018 var e
Car-11,7%-7,4%2,2%2,6%9,1%-0,1%16,8%
LCV-20,9%-9,2%10,8%-0,8%15,8%12,4%22,4%
Total-12,7%-7,6%3,0%2,3%9,7%1,1%17,4%

The introduction of a scrap incentive, up to €2.500 from January 1, 2018, is expected to boost demand for new green vehicles and the 2018 was foreseen with a relevant increase in this segment with benefit for the entire industry.

However, the start of the year was below expectations with car passenger’s sales in the first quarter at  34.315 units (+3.6%). In April sales have been 10.877 (+17.6%), in May 12.261 (+10.9%) and in June 11.655 (+7.3%) with Year to Date figures at 69.108 (+7.5%).

Brand-wise, Toyota is market leader with 8.941 sales (+7.1%) ahead of Volkswagen with 7.862 (+10.5%), Skoda with 6.814 (+6.2%), Ford with 5.487 (+14.8%), Volvo with 4.946 (-4.2%), Nissan with 4.004 (+5.6%), Opel with 3.963 (+6.9%) and Kia with 3.423 (-5.7%).

At model wise, the best-selling model was the Skoda Octavia with 3.948 sales (+18.9%) followed by the Nissan Qashqai with 3.458 (+24.0%) and the Volkswagen Golf with 3.047 (+51.8%).

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales JuneVariation 2018Variation JuneShare 2018Share June
11Toyota8.9411.3617,1%-5,1%13,1%12,0%
22Volkswagen7.8621.37710,5%-2,8%11,5%12,1%
33Skoda6.8141.1496,2%-2,6%10,0%10,1%
45Ford5.48785614,8%-0,8%8,0%7,5%
54Volvo4.946648-4,2%-12,7%7,2%5,7%
66Nissan4.0046315,6%39,3%5,8%5,6%
78Opel3.9636556,9%16,8%5,8%5,8%
87Kia3.423493-5,7%-17,1%5,0%4,3%
99Mercedes3.421685-2,3%2,1%5,0%6,0%
1010Audi3.2415093,8%-10,7%4,7%4,5%
1111BMW2.770525-2,3%13,9%4,0%4,6%
1213Hyundai2.41441081,4%113,5%3,5%3,6%
1314Peugeot1.78328352,5%96,5%2,6%2,5%
1415Seat1.52136943,8%74,1%2,2%3,2%
1512Renault1.086241-33,6%-23,5%1,6%2,1%
1616Honda1.072195-13,3%80,6%1,6%1,7%
1719Citroen99812972,7%74,3%1,5%1,1%
1818Dacia91317048,7%78,9%1,3%1,5%
1917Mazda870178-6,7%25,4%1,3%1,6%
2020Suzuki8458531,6%3,7%1,2%0,7%
2122Subaru58310035,6%63,9%0,9%0,9%
2221Mitsubishi490120-2,2%66,7%0,7%1,1%
2323Lexus189306,8%76,5%0,3%0,3%
2425Mini1754220,7%40,0%0,3%0,4%
2524Land Rover1571428,7%-53,3%0,2%0,1%
2627Jaguar137340,7%21,4%0,2%0,3%
2729Porsche1271976,4%11,8%0,2%0,2%
2828Fiat114272,7%17,4%0,2%0,2%
2926Tesla10023-24,2%-37,8%0,1%0,2%
3030Alfa Romeo31

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales H1 2018Sales JunVariation H1 2018Variation Jun
11Skoda Octavia3.94848018,9%-13,2%
22Nissan Qashqai3.45846224,0%38,3%
33Volkswagen Golf3.04743851,8%-0,7%
44Toyota Auris2.91540134,1%-11,5%
511Ford Fiesta2.43332996,4%17,1%
65Toyota Avensis2.16225430,6%5,4%
715Volkswagen Polo2.11828283,5%-11,9%
88Ford Focus1.80111723,0%-53,2%
97Volkswagen Passat1.74018424,7%-20,3%
1012Toyota Yaris1.57417339,3%38,4%
1117Toyota C-HR1.55213643,4%-33,3%
1220Toyota Yaris Hybrid1.350182104,2%26,4%
1319Skoda Fabia1.23812237,4%32,6%
1418Skoda Superb1.17215619,2%14,7%
1520Mercedes E Class1.16317728,5%-4,3%
1630Hyundai i201.136100115,2%42,9%
1732Skoda Kodiaq1.083186154,8%-25,3%
189Kia Rio1.06070-8,8%-68,2%
1921Kia Cee’d1.05612135,9%36,0%
2022Toyota RAV499213640,5%47,8%
2110Renault Clio98910930,5%-20,4%
2214Volvo V9098475-23,8%-64,3%
236Opel Astra94975-46,1%-71,8%
2423BMW 5 Series93812430,3%-27,1%
2550Hyundai i30924151142,5%139,7%
2625Ford Mondeo91713219,7%12,8%
2741Mercedes GLC88213871,3%46,8%
2826Mercedes C Class86011934,8%1,7%
2928BMW 3 Series84411015,8%18,3%
3024Volkswagen Tiguan83487-12,5%-15,5%

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