Netherlands car market in 2015 up 16%

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Netherlands car market in 2015 shows a robust recovery with December booming 91% thanks to sales anticipation for the green tax increase due on January 2016. Volkswagen defended the leadership from Peugeot assault.

Economic Environment

The Dutch economy is on track to record a robust expansion in 2015 and there are signs that the recovery is broadening despite the fact that GDP growth was subdued in Q2 and Q3. Lower production at the Groningen gas field due to safety concerns held back growth in these quarters. In fact, since May, the country has been a net importer of gas for the first time in several decades.

Nevertheless, the picture for Q4 is brighter: the PMI continued to point to expansionary conditions in the manufacturing sector, businesses grew more confident in November and consumer sentiment was strong in December, despite a moderation.

Moreover, Standard & Poor’s lifted the country’s credit rating in November and the Netherlands now has a top rating from all three major ratings agencies. In the political arena, Prime Minister Mark Rutte narrowly survived a no-confidence motion on 16 December over the management of a deal with a sentenced drug trafficker.

Market Outlook

Following three years of decline and a shy first half of the yer, the Dutch car market in 2015 scored a robust increase with a huge sales volume hit in the last month when sales flied up 91% from the correspondent period in the previous year, due to the tightening of the tax cuts for low emission vehicles, due on January 1, 2016.

December was the highest ever recorded in the country, at 69.159 registrations, mainly for the huge registrations to leasing companies catching to protect their stock from the tax increase.

Accordingly with data released by the  Reivereninging, the Dutch Association of Car Manufacturers, the 2015 sales had been 452.207, up 16.7%. The market recovered from the negative peak of the 2014 (387.565) but is far from the record of the 2011 (558.224).

Perspectives for the 2016 are negative, in particular for the first half when market has to absorb the extra registrations quota applied during the last quarter 2015.

The Volkswagen leadership in the market is not under discussion and was confirmed by the 56.666 sales (+32.7%) with a share of 12.6%. Peugeot is second is dreaming to take the German rival bu in the 2015 was down around 7.000 units at 49.761 sales (+34.7%) gaining a bit over Volkswagen while a lot over the third, Renault (35.287 sales, +15.7%).

Behind arrived Opel with 25.474 sales (+8.7%), Ford (25.442, +22.4%) and Volvo (25.136, +14.2%).

Looking at the best-selling models, the 2015 leader was the Peugeot 308 with 28.950 units (+101%) followed by the Volkswagen Golf with 18.020 (+9.9%) and the Renault Clio with 17.010 (+15.8%).

To see full data on the best-selling car in the year, please see the dedicated report here.

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank DecRank 2015BrandSales DecSales 2015Dec Var2015 VarShare DecShare 2015
21Volkswagen8.22956.66696,1%32,7%11,9%12,6%
12Peugeot14.37449.761187,5%34,7%20,8%11,0%
53Renault4.05535.287109,2%15,7%5,9%7,8%
104Opel2.26325.47438,8%8,7%3,3%5,7%
95Ford2.54525.442108,1%22,4%3,7%5,6%
36Volvo7.52525.136104,5%14,2%10,9%5,6%
47Toyota5.49323.735134,8%16,0%7,9%5,3%
78BMW3.08719.706328,2%27,4%4,5%4,4%
129Citroen1.99019.39416,9%1,2%2,9%4,3%
1610Kia93618.56520,6%7,4%1,4%4,1%
811Audi2.69217.23071,9%10,5%3,9%3,8%
1112Mercedes2.10115.478346,1%30,6%3,0%3,4%
1313Skoda1.91914.928-33,6%-26,2%2,8%3,3%
614Mitsubishi3.87414.533565,6%20,7%5,6%3,2%
1515Nissan1.02113.2494,5%21,5%1,5%2,9%
1416Fiat1.54212.492-26,1%-13,6%2,2%2,8%
1817Hyundai83911.238117,9%36,5%1,2%2,5%
2118Suzuki42710.29913,9%20,8%0,6%2,3%
1719Seat9328.545-52,4%-22,4%1,3%1,9%
1920Mazda7358.363120,1%51,9%1,1%1,9%
2521Mini2684.88651,4%33,0%0,4%1,1%
2222Dacia3913.950210,3%-9,7%0,6%0,9%
2323Porsche2832.174112,1%0,4%0,5%
2024Lexus5171.95083,3%5,4%0,7%0,4%
2425Tesla2781.891-21,0%29,1%0,4%0,4%
2626DS2161.7080,3%0,4%
2927Land Rover911.571405,6%8,7%0,1%0,3%
2828Smart951.514-56,0%227,0%0,1%0,3%
3029Honda831.26927,7%-15,5%0,1%0,3%
3130Alfa Romeo761.055-56,1%-33,7%0,1%0,2%
2731Jaguar153909136,7%0,2%0,2%
3232Jeep5582514,6%153,1%0,1%0,2%
3333Subaru31793-18,4%23,3%0,0%0,2%
3434Lancia20164-44,4%-55,4%0,0%0,0%
3535Infiniti370200,0%141,4%0,0%0,0%

Rank DecRank 2015GroupSales DecSales 2015Dec Var2015 VarShare DecShare 2015
21Volkswagen14.05599.58232,2%9,9%20,3%22,0%
12PSA16.58070.863147,4%26,3%24,0%15,7%
53Renault-Nissan5.47052.55679,8%14,7%7,9%11,6%
114Hyundai-Kia1.77529.80352,9%16,8%2,6%6,6%
45Toyota6.01025.685129,2%15,1%8,7%5,7%
96General Motors2.26325.47938,8%8,0%3,3%5,6%
87Ford2.54525.442108,1%22,4%3,7%5,6%
38Geely Group7.52525.136104,5%14,2%10,9%5,6%
79BMW3.35524.596273,6%28,4%4,9%5,4%
1010Mercedes Daimler2.19616.992219,7%38,0%3,2%3,8%

Rank DecRank 2015ModelSales DecSales 2015Dec Var2015 VarShare DecShare 2015
11Peugeot 30812.01528.950224,4%101,6%17,6%6,5%
25Volvo V403.93411.40818,1%3,9%5,8%2,6%
39Toyota Auris3.7428.984243,6%16,3%5,5%2,0%
48Mitsubishi Outlander3.7219.42713,9%5,5%2,1%
52Volkswagen Golf3.27918.02084,0%9,9%4,8%4,0%
66Volkswagen Passat2.89710.816634,3%4,2%2,4%
73Renault Clio2.45217.010167,7%15,8%3,6%3,8%
819Volvo V601.7876.639887,3%12,2%2,6%1,5%
912Audi A31.6638.47562,7%21,0%2,4%1,9%
1015Peugeot 2081.6237.221736,6%-1,0%2,4%1,6%
1145Volvo XC901.5162.7782,2%0,6%
1220Mercedes C Class1.4426.448758,3%124,1%2,1%1,4%
1316Citroen C4 Cactus1.4187.114337,7%258,0%2,1%1,6%
1421Toyota Yaris8666.295206,0%18,4%1,3%1,4%
1525Skoda Octavia8625.943-66,5%-57,3%1,3%1,3%
1622Fiat 5008096.142-44,3%-12,1%1,2%1,4%
1710Ford Fiesta7128.96929,5%3,9%1,0%2,0%
184Volkswagen Polo68412.103-10,7%33,5%1,0%2,7%
1923Toyota Aygo6796.033-16,1%17,8%1,0%1,4%
2046Ford C-max6262.741389,1%36,1%0,9%0,6%
217Volkswagen Up!5959.973-15,8%-6,8%0,9%2,2%
2281BMW X55891.34376,7%0,9%0,3%
2324Ford Focus5525.96461,4%19,2%0,8%1,3%
2417Opel Corsa5407.079-15,0%-1,7%0,8%1,6%
2570Skoda Superb5371.80297,6%0,8%0,4%
2629BMW 3 Series5263.979-7,4%-6,4%0,8%0,9%
2731BMW 2 Series Active Tourer5063.639360,0%286,3%0,7%0,8%
2838Opel Karl5043.1020,7%0,7%
2949BMW 1 Series4932.49121,0%0,7%0,6%
3013Renault Captur4727.71827,2%-7,0%0,7%1,7%
3111Kia Picanto4658.8620,2%-0,1%0,7%2,0%
3287Lexus CT4461.24094,8%18,2%0,7%0,3%
3318Nissan Qashqai4256.84435,4%24,8%0,6%1,5%
3326Renault Twingo4255.0377,9%44,7%0,6%1,1%
3440Seat Leon4072.981-75,1%-54,3%0,6%0,7%
3555Audi A44052.226664,2%2,3%0,6%0,5%
3637Mitsubishi Space Star3983.14046,3%17,5%0,6%0,7%
3743Ford Mondeo3972.825249,2%0,6%0,6%
3856Audi A63802.21965,0%0,6%0,5%
3944Seat Ibiza3672.793249,5%92,1%0,5%0,6%
4042Fiat Panda3662.853-14,9%-35,6%0,5%0,6%

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