Germany May. Market up a sturdy 9.1% boosted by BMW and Seat

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German cars market in May grows, signing a sturdy +9.1% with 332.962 sales. Volkswagen is holding the crown, while falling, even this month, 4.6%. Mercedes, immediately after, records a remarkable performance (+9.5%). BMW and Seat register a double-digit growth.

 

Economic Environment

German economy grew faster than expected in Q1, owing to robust domestic demand and a positive contribution from the external sector despite lingering external headwinds. Upbeat household consumption, amid a tight labor market and easing inflationary pressures, and strong fixed investment powered the domestic economy. Data on the second quarter, meanwhile, is mixed but overall suggests that economic growth remained resilient in the quarter. Consumer confidence stayed elevated through May, and the composite PMI in April–May trended above the Q1 average.

On the other hand, business confidence continued to tread water in April and May, and the downturn in the manufacturing sector seemingly intensified in the same period.

 

Market Trend

German vehicles market volume record was established in the 2009 before than the market score a series of negative years ended only in the 2013. Finally, in the 2014 the market kept back a positive pathway, improving for the following four years up to a peak of 3.43 million in the 2017.

Accordingly with the data released by the V.D.A. and the V.D.I.K. , in the 2018, the car passenger’s market was moderately negative being largely affected by the September 1st WLTP  emission standard introduction, which moved the trend in negative pushing sales down losing all the gain of the previous three-quarters and ending the year flat from the previous at 3.43 million, down 0.2%.

The market did not show improvement in the start of the 2019, considering that January was reported down 1.3% with 265.138 sales. However, February has been positive as sales were up 2.7% with 268.867 units.

However, in March sales were slightly negative (-0.5%) with 345.523 units. The Q1 outcome is just above zero (+0.2%), with year-to-dare registrations 880.092.

In April the market follows the previous month’s negative trend, registering -1.1% with 310.715 sales. Eventually in May, sales jump at 9.1% with 332.962 units sold.

The year-to-date registrations are at 1.523.769 (+1.7%).

 

Market Outlook

Despite the current trend is moderately negative, the basic industry trend remains positive in the period 2019-2025 will be further supported by a growing economy. Furthermore, the evolution in emission standard and the introduction of a bulk of electric and hybrid models, while deeply change the market structure while sustaining a moderate growth.

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Competitive Arena

At brand-wise, year-to-date Volkswagen is of course widely on top of the list, despite losing 4.5% at 281.847 units.

In second place Mercedes with 137.109 (+2.1%) followed by Audi with 124.438 (+0.7%) and Ford with 118.294 (+6.4%).

In fifth place BMW with 114.224 (+9.1%) followed by Opel with 96.964 (+0.5%), Skoda with 87.352 (+1.4%), Renault with 54.069 units (-1.7%), Seat with 54.056 (+11.4%) and in 10th place Hyundai with 50.992 (+8.4%).

At model-wise, the top seller is Volkswagen Golf with 87.674 sales (-11.5%). In second place the Volkswagen Tiguan with 35.371 units (+0.1%) followed by the Volkswagen Polo with 28.504 units (+0.5%).

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Rank
2019
Rank
2018
BrandSales
YTD 2019
May
2019
'+/-
YTD 2019
'+/-
May
Share
YTD 2019
Share
May 2019
11Volkswagen281.84760.906-4,5%-4,6%18,5%18,3%
22Mercedes137.10929.7932,1%9,5%9,0%8,9%
34Audi124.43825.8160,7%-4,3%8,2%7,8%
45Ford118.29426.0116,4%18,0%7,8%7,8%
53BMW114.22426.9959,1%42,1%7,5%8,1%
66Opel96.96421.6220,5%15,2%6,4%6,5%
77Skoda87.35218.7011,4%3,5%5,7%5,6%
88Renault54.06910.394-1,7%-11,0%3,5%3,1%
99Seat54.05614.13911,4%34,9%3,5%4,2%
1010Hyundai50.99210.7478,4%17,7%3,3%3,2%
1112Fiat40.4179.8956,8%8,2%2,7%3,0%
1211Toyota36.7658.549-0,9%18,3%2,4%2,6%
1313Dacia33.7387.8078,0%3,9%2,2%2,3%
1414Peugeot31.7896.5994,3%23,5%2,1%2,0%
1515Mazda29.3315.8104,5%26,8%1,9%1,7%
1616Kia28.2016.1990,3%7,5%1,9%1,9%
1717Citroen27.1055.98011,7%30,1%1,8%1,8%
1818Mitsubishi24.1325.12016,8%32,4%1,6%1,5%
1921Volvo21.8285.54640,9%77,2%1,4%1,7%
2022Smart20.0414.43021,3%36,3%1,3%1,3%
2119Mini19.2123.780-4,4%-17,4%1,3%1,1%
2220Nissan16.9433.027-32,1%-16,1%1,1%0,9%
2323Suzuki16.1572.9802,3%-0,8%1,1%0,9%
2424Porsche11.6913.101-18,9%3,9%0,8%0,9%
2526Land Rover8.3681.536-5,6%44,5%0,5%0,5%
2627Jeep6.8951.4493,9%-2,0%0,5%0,4%
2725Honda6.8801.257-35,6%-33,4%0,5%0,4%
2836Tesla4.604433373,7%116,5%0,3%0,1%
2929Jaguar3.876853-1,1%37,1%0,3%0,3%
3028Other3.735740-28,2%-18,3%0,2%0,2%
3130Subaru2.793428-7,5%-35,2%0,2%0,1%
3231Alfa Romeo1.651283-35,4%-54,4%0,1%0,1%
3333Lexus1.44249129,0%97,2%0,1%0,1%
3432DS1.182267-34,7%-32,4%0,1%0,1%
3534Lada972206-6,9%0,0%0,1%0,1%
3635SsangYong958260-13,5%14,5%0,1%0,1%
3738Chevrolet63518534,2%29,4%0,0%0,1%
3840Iveco467103-1,9%14,4%
3939Ferrari430100-1,6%-3,8%
4037Maserati38263-39,7%-42,7%
4141Bentley35691-0,3%56,9%
4244Lamborghini3085667,4%43,6%
4343Cadillac233315,0%-18,4%
4446Alpina2123876,7%58,3%
4447Alpine21238109,9%111,1%
4545Aston Martin1444326,3%138,9%
4642Infiniti13222-59,9%-63,9%
4749Rolls-Royce1031827,2%50,0%
4848Lotus7219-19,1%5,6%
4950Morgan325-31,9%-68,8%

Rank
2019
Rank
2018
GroupSales
YTD 2019
May
2019
'+/-
YTD 2019
'+/-
May
Share
YTD 2019
Share
May 2019
11Volkswagen Group560.048122.810-1,5%0,3%36,8%36,9%
22Mercedes Daimler157.15034.2234,2%12,3%10,3%10,3%
33P.S.A.157.04034.4682,6%18,5%10,3%10,4%
44BMW133.75130.8317,0%30,6%8,8%9,3%
55Renault Nissan Alliance130.19826.614-2,3%-1,3%8,5%8,0%
66Ford Group118.29426.0116,4%18,0%7,8%7,8%
77Hyundai-Kia79.19316.9465,4%13,8%5,2%5,1%
88F.C.A.50.24211.8933,4%3,0%3,3%3,6%
99Toyota Group38.2079.0400,0%20,9%2,5%2,7%
1010Mazda29.3315.8104,5%26,8%1,9%1,7%

Rank
2019
Rank
2018
ModelsSales
2019 YTD
Sales
May 19
'+/-
2019 Var
'+/-
May 19
11Volkswagen Golf87.67418.265-11,5%-6,0%
22Volkswagen Tiguan35.3717.3490,1%-5,7%
33Volkswagen Polo28.5044.9160,5%-23,5%
45Mercedes C Class27.3245.7292,1%12,1%
510Ford Focus26.7185.362-5,6%8,3%
66Skoda Octavia25.9736.007-3,0%10,9%
725volkswagen T-Roc25.6565.625101,7%74,0%
84Volkswagen Passat24.3156.105-20,9%-4,2%
97Audi A423.3985.493-14,1%-3,5%
1014Audi A321.8363.804-2,5%-30,4%
1111Opel Corsa20.1324.3956,6%17,8%
128Mercedes E Class19.8584.190-14,9%-8,2%
1323Audi A619.3544.03913,8%41,1%
1412Ford Fiesta19.2834.293-3,2%17,6%
159Mini19.2123.780-4,4%-17,4%
1618Volkswagen Touran18.5243.714-23,6%-17,9%
1726Mercedes A Class18.4024.65372,7%91,4%
1813Opel Astra17.9943.822-10,9%13,1%
1915Skoda Fabia17.0243.190-14,8%-23,3%
2020Ford Kuga16.0173.463-16,1%-8,2%
2127BMW 3 Series15.8663.81312,6%51,4%
2221Mercedes GLC15.4282.729-6,8%-12,2%
2328BMW X115.4124.06312,1%66,3%
2416BMW 1 Series14.5743.101-10,9%22,6%
2517Seat Leon14.4994.326-16,4%9,0%
2619BMW 5 Series14.3033.106-20,3%8,3%
2740Opel Adam13.9262.96272,6%44,0%
2822BMW 2 Series13.6933.179-16,7%-0,1%
2924Volkswagen Up!13.3552.977-19,9%-22,6%
3031Mercedes B Class12.9123.32310,2%22,8%

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