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Poland August. Market boomed 53% pushed by WLTP deadline

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Polish cars sales boomed in August by 53.9% with 56.701 units, keeping the impressive 2018 pathway pushed up by a robust economy acceleration. Driven by strong economic growth ans Zloty depreciation, the market is going to establish a new all time record, hitting the half million units.

Polish economy broadly kept pace in the second quarter, recording another period of solid growth. Household spending once again drove the expansion, riding on the back of a tight labor market. However, although surging exports partly offset the slowdown, fixed investment growth moderated in Q2. More recent data for the third quarter points to continued healthy, but decelerating, momentum: Industrial output accelerated, and the unemployment rate remained at a multi-year low in July.

Polish Vehicles market is characterized by a large used vehicles market and, unique in Europe, by a strong import of “fresh” used vehicles mainly arriving from Germany. However, in recent years, the research for lower emission vehicles and the increased income available for spending in mobility, have generated a strong demand for new cars boosting the market from 384.000 in the 20112 to a record of 430.000 in the 2016. Then, according to data released by the local Association of Car Distributors, in the 2017 the market was one of the most positive in the entire Europe, hitting the new all time record with 489.190 new car passenger’s sales (+13.5%) and 62.621 light commercial vehicles (+5.1%).

In the 2018, the Car Passenger’s market keeps growing. Having ended the Q1 with 139.885 sales (+11.1%) and the Q2 with 133.160 (+10.0%), in July sales were 45.205 (+31.0%) and in August 56.701 (+53.9%) pushed up by the WLTP effect, with Year to Date figures at 374.951 (+17.8%).

The market is running to hit a new all time record well ahead from the previous, hitting the  half million units milestone for the very first time.

MarketSales First HalfSales JulySales AugustSales 2018Variation First Half% July% August% YTD 2018

Brand-wise, Skoda is again market leader with 47.090 sales year to date (+15.5%) with 12.6% of market share.

In second place Toyota with 39.978 units (+16.3%) – up 90% in August – followed by Volkswagen with 39.059 (+15.0%) – after a +44% scored in August -, Opel with 23.914 (+5.6%), Ford with 20.663 (+12.3%), Renault with 17.383 (+7.9%), Kia with 17.093 (+11.0%), Dacia with 16.619 (+14.7%), Hyundai with 15.431 (+21.5%) and in 10th place by Nissan with 12.352 (+26.0%).

At model wise the number one is again the 2016 and 2017 leader, the Skoda Octavia with 14.842 (+16.8%) followed by the Skoda Fabia with 13.200 (+8.7%), and the Opel Astra with 11.646 (+9.5%).

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales AugustVariation 2018Variation AugustShare 2018Share August

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales 2018Sales AugustVariation 2018Variation August
12Skoda Octavia14.8422.26116,8%63,8%
21Skoda Fabia13.2001.6938,7%31,9%
33Opel Astra11.6461.6709,5%55,6%
44Volkswagen Golf10.1781.79211,2%76,9%
55Toyota Yaris9.53999817,5%34,1%
67Toyota Auris8.8721.91015,8%218,3%
76Ford Focus7.94095116,6%40,3%
813Nissan Qashqai7.2711.54538,2%251,1%
910Skoda Rapid6.7638606,7%17,5%
1011Volkswagen Passat6.6501.1458,3%52,7%
1112Fiat Tipo6.5801.08014,9%77,6%
129Dacia Duster6.5348413,4%50,4%
1318Toyota Corolla5.69371028,5%55,4%
148Renault Clio5.692603-7,1%19,9%
1525Seat Leon5.3641.72266,2%448,4%
1615Skoda Superb5.26345213,1%-21,8%
1714Hyundai Tucson5.16286711,3%77,3%
1817Toyota C-HR5.02762718,2%41,5%
1921Volkswagen Tiguan4.97478131,4%85,1%