Global Passenger Vehicles Market up 7% in April 2013. Top 25 Markets ranking!

In April global passenger vehicles sales were 7.02 million, up 7.7% from the previous year thanks to a sudden recovery of European area which results were also slightly inflated due to the greater number of work-days.

In the first four months of the year, global sales were 27.7 million, up 4.4% from last year, projecting the full market up to 83 million, again a new record.

Giving a look at global regions:

Asia:

China, the largest vehicles market, continued to surprise posting a double digit growth as already did in March. Actual 2013 forecast are for 20.5 million vehicles, but trend is for above 21.

Japan was surprisingly up, pushed by new government public expense and yen depreciation while South Korea, the World’s 11th market in April, was up 2.6%

India was down again losing 8.6% from April 2011 keeping the pace of descendent trend.

In Asean region, while Thailand was flat due to the disconnection of government scrap incentives, Indonesia kept its momentum surging by 18.4%, while Malaysia grew 15.5%. Out of Top 25 Countries, Taiwan market was flat from last year.

America

Following a stable March performance the Nafta countries posted robust growth in April, with U.S. up by 8.5%, Canada by 8.9% and Mexico by 19.5%.

South America continent boomed recovering from a negative previous month, as Brazil jumped by 29.3%, advancing in World’s 4th place for the month, Argentina, boomed by 36%, surging in World’s 17th place. As reported by focus2move, others also Uruguay posted a 22% growth and Colombia and Chile kept their positive momentum.

Europe

The Old Continent performance was driven again by U.K. market, up 13.9% and by Turkey, up 16.9% advancing in World’s 18th place. However, in April others countries recovered, as Germany by 3.9%, Spain, up 10.2%, Belgium, up 9.3%. The month was negative again for France, down 3.8%, Italy, down 9.7% and the Netherlands, down 23.4%.

All the East European markets are falling and now also Russia is losing, with April down 7.2%.

Finally, Australia continues on its track towards the all-time record, growing by 7.7%.

In the table below, the exclusive focus2move Top 25 World’s Car Market report:

Rank Apr

Rank Mar

Rank 2012

Country

Apr

Ytd Apr

Q3 2102

Q4 2012

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

Ytd Apr

1

1

1

China

1.841.700

7.272.655

4,5%

10,4%

45,5%

-8,6%

10,9%

12,7%

14,3%

2

2

2

USA

1.285.338

4.973.867

13,9%

10,3%

14,4%

3,8%

3,5%

8,5%

7,0%

3

3

3

Japan

365.165

1.869.024

18,2%

0,0%

-5,9%

-6,1%

-11,3%

1,5%

-6,6%

4

6

4

Brazil

316.705

1.104.413

16,3%

7,7%

17,5%

-5,7%

-5,6%

29,3%

8,5%

5

5

5

Germany

302.778

1.021.000

-7,0%

-5,6%

-9,0%

-10,9%

-17,0%

3,9%

-8,6%

6

8

6

Russia

245.334

862.107

12,9%

2,1%

5,8%

2,3%

-3,0%

-7,2%

-1,5%

7

7

7

India

202.706

902.567

3,4%

9,8%

-4,7%

-17,3%

-13,5%

-8,6%

-11,3%

8

9

9

France

193.182

718.492

-11,8%

-14,6%

-14,1%

-12,1%

-15,3%

-3,8%

-11,4%

9

4

8

United Kingdom

178.580

852.660

6,8%

6,2%

11,5%

8,3%

6,4%

13,9%

9,0%

10

11

10

Canada

171.922

527.495

5,9%

2,5%

-2,1%

-3,2%

-0,8%

8,9%

1,4%

11

13

11

South Korea

132.126

488.381

-12,4%

6,1%

5,0%

-11,4%

-1,2%

2,6%

-1,3%

12

12

12

Italy

127.022

505.859

-22,6%

-17,8%

-18,3%

-18,5%

-5,2%

-9,7%

-12,9%

13

15

16

Indonesia

99.199

386.319

26,7%

46,6%

28,0%

20,3%

10,2%

18,4%

18,9%

14

10

13

Thailand

87.788

501.009

65,7%

205,6%

65,0%

43,6%

41,8%

0,0%

37,0%

15

16

15

Mexico

83.527

330.756

9,8%

4,1%

11,9%

7,3%

-1,0%

19,5%

9,0%

16

14

14

Australia

82.699

355.747

6,6%

12,6%

11,4%

5,2%

-0,2%

7,7%

5,6%

17

18

18

Argentina

78.367

315.317

-13,2%

-7,5%

-3,4%

7,3%

-8,1%

36,1%

4,9%

18

20

20

Turkey

73.575

226.179

5,0%

-8,7%

20,2%

16,9%

6,0%

16,9%

13,8%

19

19

17

Iran

71.376

281.978

-17,0%

-11,3%

-8,0%

-10,0%

-5,0%

-8,0%

-7,7%

20

17

19

Spain

68.892

267.358

-18,8%

-22,3%

-10,4%

-10,6%

-14,4%

10,2%

-7,3%

21

21

21

Saudi Arabia

63.859

256.964

21,3%

25,1%

19,3%

16,6%

16,0%

11,0%

15,6%

22

22

25

Belgium

58.459

222.577

-10,9%

-22,5%

11,4%

1,9%

-11,2%

9,3%

2,0%

23

23

22

Malaysia

52.849

210.514

1,7%

15,6%

40,0%

6,1%

11,9%

15,5%

17,6%

24

24

23

South Africa

48.391

204.714

9,7%

5,8%

10,0%

-2,9%

-2,2%

19,4%

5,1%

25

25

24

The Netherlands

34.788

166.929

-21,5%

-25,6%

-30,1%

-26,5%

-30,5%

-23,4%

-28,1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 25

6.266.328

24.824.882

6,4%

6,7%

16,1%

-3,6%

0,6%

7,9%

4,7%

 

 

 

Total World

7.020.965

27.711.908

5,9%

6,4%

14,7%

-3,1%

0,0%

7,7%

4,4%

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