Portugal car market was flat in January 2013.

January 2013 car sales were 7.007, up 0.3%, breaking the negative series of 37 consecutive year-on-year declines in a string. In the next two months, the car market performance will confirm if the deep Portuguese economic decline is near to touch the bottom.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Renault maintained the 1st position, selling 726 units with a share of 10.4%, down 3.0 points of share from the previous month, 0.6 points from the Q4 and 0.5 points from 2012.

Volkswagen was 2nd, selling 645 units, only 1 unit more than Peugeot, with a share of 9.2%, down 1.6 points of share from the previous month and the Q4, and 1.1 points from 2012.

Peugeot was 3rd, selling 644 units with a share of 9.2%, up 0.5 points of share from the previous month, and 0.4 points from the Q4 and 2012.

BMW climbed to the 4th position, up 2 spots from the previous month, selling 602 vehicles with a share of 8.6%, up 2.3 points of share from the previous month, 1.4 points from the Q4 and 1.9 from 2012.

Mercedes was 5th selling 562 vehicles with a share of 80%, up 1.7 points of share from the previous month, 1.0 points from the Q4 and 2.2 points from 2012.

Audi jumped to the 6th position, selling 512 units with a share of 7.3%, up 3.0 points from the previous month, 1.0 points from the Q4 and 1.1 points from 2012.

Fiat was 7th, selling 351 units with a share of 5.0%, up 0.7 points from the previous month and 0.9 points from the Q4, while it was the same of 2012.

Citroen was 8th, selling 342 units, only 1 more than Opel, and a share of 4.9%, up 1.2 points from the previous month, 0.7 points from the Q4 and down 0.1 points from 2012.

In the table below, the Top 25 Brands, ranked for year to date position:

Rank

Brand

Jan

Q2

Q3

Q4

2012

Dec

Jan

1

Renault

726

12,2%

9,7%

11,0%

10,9%

13,4%

10,4%

2

Volkswagen

645

10,2%

10,0%

10,8%

10,3%

10,8%

9,2%

3

Peugeot

644

9,0%

8,8%

8,8%

8,8%

8,7%

9,2%

4

BMW

602

6,2%

7,1%

7,2%

6,7%

6,3%

8,6%

5

Mercedes

562

4,6%

6,5%

6,9%

5,8%

6,3%

8,0%

6

Audi

512

6,0%

6,5%

6,3%

6,2%

4,3%

7,3%

7

Fiat

351

5,6%

5,1%

4,1%

5,0%

4,3%

5,0%

8

Citroën

342

5,3%

5,3%

4,2%

5,0%

3,7%

4,9%

9

Opel

341

6,4%

5,4%

7,2%

6,3%

6,8%

4,9%

10

Ford

276

4,4%

5,3%

4,5%

5,1%

5,0%

3,9%

11

Nissan

245

3,8%

5,0%

4,2%

4,1%

4,8%

3,5%

12

Toyota

234

5,5%

3,5%

3,0%

4,0%

3,8%

3,3%

13

Seat

220

2,7%

2,8%

2,4%

2,7%

1,7%

3,1%

14

Chevrolet

163

2,3%

2,7%

2,9%

2,6%

3,2%

2,3%

15

Volvo

144

1,7%

1,7%

2,5%

2,1%

3,4%

2,1%

16

Skoda

120

2,1%

2,0%

1,9%

2,0%

1,8%

1,7%

17

Kia

111

1,9%

1,8%

1,6%

2,0%

1,5%

1,6%

18

Dacia

111

0,9%

1,4%

1,6%

1,2%

1,6%

1,6%

19

Smart

106

1,6%

1,6%

1,4%

1,7%

1,7%

1,5%

20

Honda

104

1,5%

1,6%

1,5%

1,6%

1,6%

1,5%

21

Mini

85

0,9%

1,1%

1,3%

1,1%

1,1%

1,2%

22

Hyundai

71

1,3%

1,5%

0,9%

1,2%

0,9%

1,0%

23

Mitsubishi

59

1,3%

0,8%

0,7%

0,9%

0,4%

0,8%

24

Land Rover

47

0,2%

0,4%

0,7%

0,4%

0,7%

0,7%

25

Mazda

40

0,3%

0,6%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,6%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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