In September, U.K. pushed up the European car market!

Thanks to its database and the network of its local correspondents, focus2move.com is now able to release sales data for the entire Europe, from Portugal to Ukraine. The countries included are not only those inside the European Community – as released by ACEA association – but also others, such as Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Moreover, data includes cars and light commercial vehicles in order to give a more precise view of the True European light passenger markets and allow a better comparison with the rest of the World. Indeed, others sources reports on “Europe”, starting from ACEA, Jato, and Polks do not include LCV, which counts around 13% of total.

In September, total vehicles (cars plus LCV) sold in Europe were 1.66 million, up 2.8% from last year. September has broken a long series of year on year losing month, but this data should not be considered the end of the market decline. Year to date sales were 13.25 million, down 4.5%.

This Month UK was the biggest market ahead of Germany and Russia, while year to date September, Germany was the first followed by Russia and UK.

This month the market was influenced by many positive factors, first of all the huge volume posted by UK, the only large market living a positive momentum. UK September sales were particularly high, due to the specific local plate regulation. Another positive factor for Europe was the recovery of Iberians countries, with Spain pushed up by public incentives and the end of fall for Netherland, down only 2% this month and 30% year to date.

Actually South European countries, like Greece, Portugal, Spain and Italy, the most hit by recession and with actual volume at lower level in thirty years, are on the bottom and are marginally recovering. The most uncertain is Italy, were the politicians has not taken structural economic actions and are “doing nothing” hoping in an external factors to recovery. The Italian market could continue to lose, but not in double digit. The others countries are already marginally recovering pushed by first effects or radical changes applied in economy.

Central European area has suffered all the year for the economic recession but as recent GDP data are positive should come out recovering in the next month. Slovenia, Croatia and others in South East zone are still losing hard.

Russia is doing better than expected losing a little after a long rush in 2011 and 2012, while Turkey positive trend should continue pushed by strong economic positive factors.

France could be supported by incentives in case of new negative data, while in last month was stable, while UK rush should end in the first quarter 2013.

Reporting data by country, this month we propose their list ranked from the best performance. The N°1 was Hungary, the 20th country as size, growing 30.4%, followed by Spain, +28.7%, Ireland +25.7% and Bulgaria, +24.1%.

Moldova, Slovakia and Bosnia were the worst, losing around 30% from year ago.

In the table below, all European countries with sales in cars and LCV, ranked for the September performance, from the best to the worst:

Rank Sept

Rank Aug

Rank       Ytd

Brand

Sep ’13

YTD Sept

F.Y. 2012

I Half %

Aug

%

Sept %

Ytd Sep %

20

21

22

Hungary

5.681

48.578

13,5%

-4,1%

16,1%

30,4%

-0,3%

7

7

6

Spain

51.740

607.921

-14,7%

-4,8%

-15,9%

28,7%

-3,2%

25

23

20

Ireland

3.980

81.743

-10,7%

-19,0%

18,5%

25,7%

-6,9%

27

27

28

Bulgaria

2.237

19.740

5,4%

1,3%

17,0%

24,1%

3,6%

23

24

25

Slovenia

4.461

45.272

-15,2%

1,5%

10,9%

21,0%

2,7%

13

14

12

Poland

24.489

241.084

-2,6%

-1,4%

5,6%

14,3%

1,4%

1

4

3

UK

446.202

2.000.091

3,8%

10,1%

11,0%

11,9%

10,3%

29

28

29

Estonia

1.779

18.849

0,6%

31,8%

11,4%

10,7%

29,0%

16

16

16

Norway

14.769

128.803

-4,7%

3,9%

-1,8%

10,7%

2,4%

24

25

24

Greece

4.059

46.597

-40,2%

-6,4%

-12,1%

10,1%

-4,3%

19

19

18

Portugal

8.221

89.938

-40,9%

2,2%

12,5%

10,0%

5,1%

11

11

13

Sweden

27.509

219.724

-9,3%

-9,5%

1,8%

9,4%

-7,2%

15

15

15

Denmark

16.607

152.537

0,3%

8,0%

4,7%

6,1%

4,5%

17

17

17

Czech Rep

14.258

128.284

-0,4%

-14,2%

-10,5%

5,6%

-9,6%

12

13

11

Switzerland

24.700

247.919

3,5%

-11,4%

-5,4%

5,6%

-9,0%

32

32

32

Lithuania

1.087

10.067

-8,5%

-1,5%

-13,6%

3,6%

-2,6%

28

31

27

Croatia

1.817

21.964

-24,5%

-23,8%

-10,9%

2,8%

-18,2%

4

3

4

France

171.491

1.576.597

-13,3%

-10,9%

-9,7%

2,3%

-9,4%

8

8

8

Belgium

37.965

431.001

-14,6%

1,6%

-6,1%

1,3%

0,3%

18

18

19

Finland

8.927

87.826

-12,9%

-16,7%

-0,1%

1,2%

-11,4%

30

29

31

Belarus

1.720

15.479

26,9%

-0,1%

-0,1%

-0,1%

-0,1%

14

12

14

Ukraine

21.967

176.640

26,6%

-9,6%

9,7%

-0,3%

-6,9%

39

39

39

Liechstein

169

1.478

2,0%

-5,0%

-0,8%

-0,8%

-3,9%

2

2

1

Germany

257.305

2.361.539

-2,9%

-6,8%

-3,2%

-1,2%

-5,0%

9

9

9

Netherlands

34.916

341.470

-9,0%

-34,3%

-14,7%

-2,4%

-30,0%

31

30

30

Serbia

1.661

16.663

-26,0%

-11,0%

-12,0%

-2,6%

-9,8%

6

5

7

Turkey

67.799

586.181

-10,9%

12,1%

11,9%

-2,8%

12,4%

26

26

26

Luxembourg

3.385

38.307

0,7%

-8,2%

-11,9%

-4,3%

-8,3%

3

1

2

Russia

246.895

2.046.502

10,7%

-5,3%

-10,4%

-4,9%

-6,4%

10

10

10

Austria

27.706

271.143

-5,4%

-8,4%

-5,6%

-5,8%

-7,0%

5

6

5

Italy

110.263

1.063.028

-21,0%

-11,2%

-7,5%

-7,3%

-10,0%

22

20

23

Romania

5.023

46.974

-16,8%

-24,7%

11,3%

-8,9%

-17,8%

37

36

34

Iceland

465

6.770

44,4%

1,5%

3,3%

-12,1%

2,8%

33

33

33

Latvia

911

9.633

6,6%

4,0%

-14,6%

-13,2%

1,3%

38

38

38

Macedonia

246

2.752

-23,1%

-22,0%

-1,0%

-14,6%

-21,4%

34

34

35

Cyprus

594

6.105

-36,5%

-42,7%

-26,3%

-25,3%

-39,5%

36

37

37

Bosnia

517

4.735

-3,1%

-22,9%

-35,9%

-27,4%

-25,2%

21

22

21

Slovakia

5.460

50.741

-3,1%

-12,1%

-27,1%

-30,1%

-13,9%

35

35

36

Moldova

562

5.058

153,9%

-32,9%

-32,9%

-32,9%

-32,9%

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