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Greece August. Market boomed 50% pushed by WLTP deadline

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Greek Cars Market kept in August the outstanding momentum with 7.718 sales, up 50.3%, fueled by pre-WLTP stock clearance activity. Strong sales on 208 pushed up Peugeot in fourth place, just behind the traditional leaders, Toyota, Volkswagen and Nissan.

Greek economic data points to sustained momentum in Q2, albeit likely slower than Q1’s solid pace. The manufacturing PMI remained firmly entrenched in positive territory in June, with continued expansions in new orders and output boding well for business conditions. Economic sentiment slipped slightly in June, however, and the unemployment rate rose marginally in April. In recent bailout news, Germany delayed signing off on the final EUR 15.0 billion aid payment in disapproval of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ postponement of a VAT hike.

Greek vehicles market is recovering after the sharp fall reported during the harsh 2008-2010 financial crisis and, since the 2012, the car passenger’s segment improved substantially. According to data released by the Association of Motor Vehicle Importers Representatives, the market grew from 58.480 in the 2012 to 88.083 in the 2017.

In the 2018 the car passenger’s market continues the fast recovering. Indeed, having ended the Q1 with  26.776 sales (+26.9%) and the Q2 with 35.536 (+21.5%), in July sales were 9.124 (+8.3%) and in August 7.718 (+50.3%), thank to pre-WLTP clearance activity, with Year to Date figures at 79.159 (+23.9%).

MarketSales First HalfSales JulySales AugustSales 2018Variation First Half% July% August% YTD 2018
Car62.3179.1247.71879.15923,8%8,3%50,3%23,9%

Brand wise, Toyota is the market leader selling 8.332 cars year to date (+16.0%) ahead of Volkswagen with 7.384 units (+41.3%), Nissan with 6.725 (+20.6%), Peugeot with 6.477 (+26.1%), Fiat with 5.815 (+20.7%), Opel with 5.167 (+6.4%) and Suzuki with 4.601 (+9.6%).

At model wise, the number one was the Toyota Yaris with 4.477 sales (+18.2%) followed by the Fiat Panda with 3.123 (+36.0%) and the Volkswagen Polo with 3.059 (+51.9%).

Ranking of the best-selling models is featured in the dedicated report here.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales AugustVariation 2018Variation AugustShare 2018Share August
11Toyota8.33297316,0%31,8%10,5%12,6%
23Volkswagen7.3841.05841,3%250,3%9,3%13,7%
32Nissan6.72589420,6%182,0%8,5%11,6%
45Peugeot6.47734426,1%3,6%8,2%4,5%
56Fiat5.81536820,7%38,3%7,3%4,8%
64Opel5.1675136,4%16,9%6,5%6,6%
77Suzuki4.6013489,6%10,1%5,8%4,5%
89Hyundai4.59250254,2%97,6%5,8%6,5%
98Citroen3.87429428,4%39,3%4,9%3,8%
1012Renault3.28030335,9%19,3%4,1%3,9%
1111Ford2.83524216,2%-4,3%3,6%3,1%
1214Skoda2.80936729,0%83,5%3,5%4,8%
1310Mercedes2.665166-5,8%-41,5%3,4%2,2%
1419Kia2.364201164,7%168,0%3,0%2,6%
1516Seat2.30114459,2%44,0%2,9%1,9%
1615Audi2.151335-0,6%93,6%2,7%4,3%
1713BMW1.856139-10,0%-12,6%2,3%1,8%
1818Volvo1.07410630,8%65,6%1,4%1,4%
1917Mini1.065709,2%-18,6%1,3%0,9%
2021Dacia1.02068109,4%1,5%1,3%0,9%
2120Jeep8979545,4%48,4%1,1%1,2%
2222Honda4644720,2%-16,1%0,6%0,6%
2323Smart4254118,1%-6,8%0,5%0,5%
2424Alfa Romeo35921-7,9%-41,7%0,5%0,3%
2525Mitsubishi21140104,9%150,0%0,3%0,5%
2626Land Rover125750,6%250,0%0,2%0,1%
2730Jaguar828331,6%300,0%0,1%0,1%
2828Porsche59625,5%20,0%0,1%0,1%
2932Subaru40866,7%300,0%0,1%0,1%
3031Lexus38658,3%100,0%0,0%0,1%
3129SsangYong26
3231Abarth231
3334Maserati61
3435Bentley32
3537Tesla2
3527Mazda2
3638Aston Martin1
3636Chevrolet1

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales 2018Sales AugustVariation 2018Variation August
11Toyota Yaris4.47759318,2%28,4%
23Fiat Panda3.12322036,0%70,5%
38Volkswagen Polo3.05935251,9%181,6%
44Peugeot 2082.8249327,9%-45,9%
52Opel Corsa2.6222496,6%1,2%
65Nissan Micra2.5441866,5%75,5%
76Nissan Qashqai2.39546535,9%205,9%
87Renault Clio2.29321326,4%0,0%
99Citroen C32.07113919,9%8,6%
1011Hyundai i201.88322223,2%85,0%
1116Hyundai i101.57916940,1%116,7%
1210Opel Astra1.523202-9,3%59,1%
1319Ford Fiesta1.345122129,1%54,4%
1413Toyota Aygo1.257966,8%23,1%
1556Kia Picanto1.22472292,3%300,0%
1614Volkswagen Golf1.13720619,4%237,7%
1726Volkswagen Tiguan1.10825949,7%516,7%
1815Fiat Tipo1.08865-6,7%38,3%
1930Seat Ibiza1.0866347,0%12,5%
2029Toyota C-HR1.02313949,3%95,8%
2117Toyota Auris1.020107-1,9%17,6%
2221Suzuki Swift9927921,0%31,7%
2320Mercedes A Class9704722,5%-44,7%
2412BMW X1968651,0%-9,7%
2523Nissan Pulsar9531238,9%223,7%
2625Suzuki Vitara8839528,2%15,9%
2737Suzuki Ignis8768738,2%13,0%
2827Peugeot 10886239-0,1%-31,6%
29volkswagen T-Roc847104
3068Hyundai i3080049325,5%48,5%

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