Portugal July. Mercedes recovers (+12.4%) in a harsh environment (-7.6%)

Portuguese Auto Market

Portuguese Auto Market in July decreased by 7.6% with 18.434 sales. Double-digit drops were registered by the leader Renault and Fiat, few units ahead of Mercedes. Worrying performance scored by Opel, crumbling down 45%. The Renault Captur surged 15.9%.

 

Economic Environment

Portuguese economy seems to have sustained momentum in the second quarter. A faster upturn in retail sales, on average, in April–May signals a pick-up in private consumption growth amid less downbeat confidence among households in the quarter. In the same two months, construction activity gained traction, while the contraction of the industrial sector eased, mainly on a rebound in mining. Meanwhile, export growth was up in April–May, chiefly on sales of transportation equipment, parts and accessories.

Market Trend

Portuguese vehicles market was hit by a huge crisis in the 2008 losing 75% of volume. However, since 2012 a strong recovery is in place and in the last five years car passenger’s sales doubled from 95.000 in the 2012 to 207.315 in the 2016.

Despite with a more moderate speed, the market continued to grow and after improving 7.1% in the 2017 with 220.000 sales and additional 2.4% was gained in the 2018 with sales at 227.441. However, following the September WLTP introduction, the Q4 was almost negative and the start of the 2019 is seen with troubles while is likely that 2019 will end the ten years growth.

In 2019, confirming data forecast, sales drop down and marked an end to the previous ten years of growth. In February the market declined of -16.9%, registering 17.260 units.

Despite still falling, in March the decline reduced its speed, showing market down 10.5% with 24.900 units. The year-to-date registrations were 59.439 (-5.8%).

Sales, in April, falls just a little (-1.4%), compared to the previous month’s result, with 21.121 units. In May registrations grew 5.8% with 22.724 sales, while in June suddenly declines 3.3% with 25.301 units.

In July, the market declined 7.4% with 18.434 sales, leading year-to-date figures at 147.001 (-3.4%).

 

Competitive Arena

Brand-wise, the market is still led by Renault, on top of the list with 20.200 sales (-4.9%).

In second place Peugeot with 15.517 sales (+3.9%) followed by Fiat with 10.164 sales (-4.6%) ahead Mercedes with 10.161 (+0.5%), Citroen with 9.859 (+14.7%), BMW with 8.572 (-4.2%), Opel with 7.859 (-14.8%), Seat with 7.347 (+9.3%), Volkswagen with 6.751 (-24.6%) and in 10th place Nissan with 6.727 (-26.9%).

At model-wise, the best-selling is the Renault Clio with 7.687 sales (-23.5%), followed by the Renault Captur with 5.372 (+15.9%) and Mercedes A-Class with 4.888 (+51.8%).

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Rank 2019Rank 2018BrandSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Jul 2019Share YTD July 2019Share July 2019
11Renault20.2002.106-4,9%-18,8%13,7%11,4%
22Peugeot15.5171.8213,9%6,1%10,6%9,9%
36Fiat10.1641.402-4,5%-11,4%6,9%7,6%
43Mercedes10.1611.5080,5%12,4%6,9%8,2%
59Citroen9.85999814,7%-1,3%6,7%5,4%
65BMW8.572974-4,2%-3,3%5,8%5,3%
78Opel7.859693-14,8%-45,0%5,3%3,8%
811Seat7.3471.0989,3%1,4%5,0%6,0%
97Volkswagen6.7511.222-24,6%20,9%4,6%6,6%
104Nissan6.727909-26,9%-30,1%4,6%4,9%
1110Toyota6.212728-5,5%-8,2%4,2%3,9%
1212Ford5.870665-3,4%-10,4%4,0%3,6%
1317Hyundai4.01958530,4%12,3%2,7%3,2%
1413Dacia3.9936670,1%10,1%2,7%3,6%
1514Kia3.398420-11,0%-25,1%2,3%2,3%
1616Volvo3.31247012,5%1,1%2,3%2,5%
1715Audi2.367498-37,3%-0,6%1,6%2,7%
1820Mitsubishi2.17417723,2%-10,2%1,5%1,0%
1918Smart2.0992007,0%-24,8%1,4%1,1%
2019Mini1.672200-9,3%-23,4%1,1%1,1%
2121Mazda1.6491955,1%-6,7%1,1%1,1%
2237Tesla1.2551120,9%0,6%
2323Jeep1.10316112,3%7,3%0,8%0,9%
2422Skoda988158-9,4%-34,4%0,7%0,9%
2522Honda935111-13,3%-20,1%0,6%0,6%
2625Jaguar53657-6,9%1,8%0,4%0,3%
2724Alfa Romeo43650-39,2%-54,1%0,3%0,3%
2826Land Rover39941-18,7%-47,4%0,3%0,2%
2927DS38748-14,8%37,1%0,3%0,3%
3030Porsche35862138,7%44,2%0,2%0,3%
3128Lexus31833-7,0%-17,5%0,2%0,2%
3229Suzuki2804332,7%59,3%0,2%0,2%
3337Other242
3432Ferrari1910
3533Bentley173
3631Maserati133
3736Lamborghini122
3834Alpina10
3937Alpine73
4035Aston Martin61

Rank 2019Rank 2018GroupSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Jul 2019Share YTD July 2019Share July 2019
12P.S.A.33.6223.5601,3%-11,5%22,9%19,3%
21Renault Nissan Alliance33.1013.862-8,5%-17,8%22,5%20,9%
33Volkswagen Group17.8403.043-13,8%5,6%12,1%16,5%
44Mercedes Daimler12.2601.7081,6%6,2%8,3%9,3%
56F.C.A.11.7351.626-5,2%-12,0%8,0%8,8%
65BMW10.2541.174-5,0%-7,6%7,0%6,4%
78Hyundai-Kia7.4171.0057,5%-7,1%5,0%5,5%
87Toyota Group6.530761-5,6%-8,6%4,4%4,1%
99Ford Group5.870665-3,4%-10,4%4,0%3,6%
1010Geely Group3.31247012,5%1,1%2,3%2,5%

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/-July 2019
11Renault Clio7.687603-23,5%-42,0%
24Renault Captur5.37259915,9%42,6%
36Mercedes A Class4.88881451,8%82,5%
43Peugeot 2084.381446-6,9%7,0%
57Citroen C34.07736111,6%12,5%
65Renault Mégane3.905519-3,6%-15,6%
78Peugeot 20083.62742810,0%20,2%
818Fiat Tipo3.49128735,6%-49,2%
915Fiat 5003.36550426,6%20,6%
1014Seat Ibiza2.911317-2,8%-31,5%
1112Nissan Micra2.8483601,0%15,8%
129Peugeot 3082.747376-5,5%26,2%
1313Ford Focus2.6432383,0%-20,1%
142Nissan Qashqai2.602433-36,0%-8,8%
1511Opel Corsa2.199122-31,6%-66,8%
1617BMW 1 Series2.185158-13,0%-32,5%
1716Peugeot 30082.1342371,7%-35,2%
1820Toyota Yaris2.116205-5,9%-9,7%
1910Volkswagen Polo2.058311-39,9%19,2%
2019Dacia Sandero1.956364-12,5%38,4%
2125Ford Fiesta1.9172034,8%-13,2%
2221Opel Astra1.845110-23,6%-58,0%
2330Seat Leon1.76828513,0%3,6%
2429Opel Crossland X1.6441486,4%-58,1%
2528Seat Arona1.5943696,8%47,6%
2665Hyundai Kauai1.535199239,6%97,0%
2732Citroen C3 Aircross1.5241691,0%-35,7%
2833Citroen C4 Cactus1.5059410,8%-41,3%
2936Fiat Panda1.491182-1,3%287,2%
3022Volkswagen Golf1.490249-20,7%12,2%

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