Norway Auto sales grew moderately during the first half. BMW and Mercedes roar

Norway Auto sales

Norway Auto sales grew moderately during the first half while approaching hard time after Brexit. Volkswagen kept leadership while BMW and Mercedes boomed volumes.

Market Outlook

Norway’s economy is still struggling to gain traction after last year’s collapse in oil prices, which sent business investment into a tail spin and lowered government revenues.

Adding to these woes are Brexit concerns. It is likely that a Brexit-induced slowdown in the UK could metastasize to Norway, not only through a reduction in Norwegian exports but via a decline in oil prices as well.

Meantime, the Norwegian cars market during the first half of the 2016 had registered two growth in double figure, in February and April, and two “red” sign, in March and June. However the sales increase in this period was discreet.

Indeed, according to data released by the Opplysningsrådet for Veitrafikken AS, the Norwegian Road Federation, in April cars passenger sold had been 14.116 (+10.4%) followed by a less intense May with 12.864 units (+6.9%) and a declined June with 13.681 (-3.7%).

During the first half of the 2016, the total sales had been 77.749, up 4.5% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Competitive Arena

In the first half the brand leader remained Volkswagen with 13.549 units (+0.6%) with 17.4% of market share. Behind Toyota with 8.738 (+7.1%) and BMW with 5.613 (+29.2%). In fourth place was Nissan with 4.634 sales (+5.0%), followed by Ford with 4.543 (+9.8%) and Mercedes with 4.462 (26.9%).

At group wise, Volkswagen Group led with 27.5% of market share ahead of Toyota with 11.9% and Renault-Nissan alliance with 8.4%.

As far as models, the Volkswagen Golf remained undefeated on top with 14.964 units (+76.5%). In second place was the Mitsubishi Outlander with 3.149 (+69.9%) ahead of the Volkswagen Passat with 2.595 (+63.7%) and the Nissan Leaf with 2.592 (+60.9%).

To see the best-selling car ranking with the top 100 models featured, see the report we have dedicated.

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 JuneRank H1 2016BrandSales JuneSales H1 2016Var JuneVar H1 2016Share JuneShare H1 2016
11Volkswagen2.28713.549-8,6%0,6%16,7%17,4%
22Toyota1.6038.73813,8%7,1%11,7%11,2%
35Ford8544.54327,5%9,8%6,2%5,8%
46Mercedes8264.46233,7%26,9%6,0%5,7%
53BMW8085.613-4,8%29,2%5,9%7,2%
67Volvo7664.195-30,3%-4,7%5,6%5,4%
78Skoda7214.17111,8%14,4%5,3%5,4%
89Mitsubishi6983.6189,1%28,6%5,1%4,7%
94Nissan6404.634-7,5%5,0%4,7%6,0%
1010Mazda6113.562-3,8%25,4%4,5%4,6%
1111Audi5513.409-13,9%4,4%4,0%4,4%
1215Renault4901.789-1,2%24,3%3,6%2,3%
1312Peugeot4002.557-15,3%-8,7%2,9%3,3%
1414Opel3891.92834,1%14,6%2,8%2,5%
1513Kia3732.070-11,0%-4,6%2,7%2,7%
1617Tesla2911.248-48,6%-53,3%2,1%1,6%
1719Subaru2751.072-13,0%-33,5%2,0%1,4%
1818Hyundai1991.075-16,0%-10,8%1,5%1,4%
1920Honda1891.001-19,2%-7,0%1,4%1,3%
2016Suzuki1851.541-18,9%0,1%1,4%2,0%
2123Mini12743295,4%5,1%0,9%0,6%
2221Citroen117918-40,9%-20,6%0,9%1,2%
2322Lexus74534-32,1%-10,9%0,5%0,7%
2425Land Rover5022813,6%-25,5%0,4%0,3%
2526Jaguar46165155,6%323,1%0,3%0,2%
2624Porsche402555,3%27,5%0,3%0,3%
2728Dacia2711892,9%28,3%0,2%0,2%
2827DS18150#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,1%0,2%
2930Smart545-68,8%-16,7%0,0%0,1%

Rank JuneRank H1 2016GroupSales JuneSales H1 2016Var JuneVar H1 2016Share JuneShare H1 2016
11Volkswagen3.59921.384-5,9%3,9%26,3%27,5%
22Toyota1.6779.27210,5%5,9%12,3%11,9%
33Renault-Nissan1.1576.541-3,7%10,0%8,5%8,4%
44BMW9356.0452,3%27,1%6,8%7,8%
55Ford8544.54327,5%9,8%6,2%5,8%
66Mercedes Daimler8314.50731,1%26,3%6,1%5,8%
77Geely Group7664.195-30,3%-4,7%5,6%5,4%
89Mitsubishi6983.6189,1%28,6%5,1%4,7%
910Mazda6113.562-3,8%25,4%4,5%4,6%
1011Hyundai-Kia5723.145-12,8%-6,8%4,2%4,0%
118PSA5353.625-20,1%-8,4%3,9%4,7%
1212General Motors3891.92934,1%14,4%2,8%2,5%
1314Tesla2911.248-48,6%-53,3%2,1%1,6%
1415Fuji Heavy Industries2751.072-13,0%-33,5%2,0%1,4%

Rank JuneRank H1 2016ModelSales JuneSales H1 2016Var JuneVar H1 2016
11Volkswagen Golf2.11214.96429,9%76,5%
22Mitsubishi Outlander5903.14921,1%69,9%
33Volkswagen Passat4632.59550,3%63,7%
45Toyota Auris4352.45029,5%3,8%
513Renault Zoe3981.230128,7%55,3%
66Toyota Yaris3912.2105,4%4,4%
78Skoda Octavia3281.952-8,4%-11,6%
87Toyota RAV43242.090-12,0%-10,5%
94Nissan Leaf3182.59271,0%60,9%
1037Volkswagen Tiguan300706172,7%-8,9%
1112Tesla Model S2841.241-49,8%-53,6%
1210Mazda CX-52521.352-29,6%-16,1%
1320Toyota Prius246970186,0%86,9%
149Audi A32411.530-17,5%0,1%
1530Opel Astra225839625,8%366,1%
1629BMW 2 Series21684032,5%61,5%
1719Mercedes B Class2159712,4%16,0%
1811Mazda CX-32131.271
1917Ford Mondeo1931.022-12,7%-17,8%
2024Toyota Avensis186908215,3%79,4%
2114Skoda Superb1681.163250,0%292,9%
2234Volvo XC60160743-2,4%-24,0%
2346Volvo V401585661,9%-37,9%
2427Volkswagen Up!155870-13,9%-22,7%
2518Nissan Qashqai154986-49,8%-33,2%
2622Peugeot 308153933-24,6%-4,7%
2733Ford Focus152791-12,6%-27,4%
2828Mercedes C Class1448571,4%-8,3%
2925Volkswagen Polo143902-16,9%14,2%
2921Volvo XC90143944-47,0%134,2%
3016Volvo V701391.039-52,1%-14,7%
3131Volvo V60137813-29,7%3,7%
3235Kia Sportage13573514,4%-3,9%
3342Audi A413363651,1%34,7%
3423Ford S-max126930530,0%260,5%
3541Kia Soul121673-6,9%44,7%

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