Slovenia July. Dacia shines (+22.6%) while Volkswagen drags the market down 4.6%

Slovenian Autos Market

Slovenian Autos Market in July fell marginally down (-4.6%) with 5.958 sales, primarily due to the boom from the pre-WLTP introduction in 2018. Volkswagen declined sharply (-18.6%), while outstanding performance was scored by Dacia, up in 5th place. Fiat went into free-fall, dropped down by 5 positions.

 

Economic Environment

Slovenian economy appears to have gained some traction in the second quarter, after growth slid to an over two-year low in the first quarter as firms wound down inventories. Export growth accelerated in April–May amid signs of a pick-up in activity in the trading bloc and despite reduced output in some parts of the manufacturing sector.

Moreover, retail sales growth, on average, landed higher in the same two months, thanks to a surge in April, indicating more rapid gains in private consumption. Consumer confidence bouncing back to the highest level in six months in June also hints at improving prospects for household spending.

 

Market Trend

Slovenian vehicles market has fast recovered after the 2009 crisis and domestic sales are growing uninterruptedly since five years, with 2016 light vehicles sales at 73.633, including car passenger’s at 63.672. According to data released by the Association of Car Manufacturers in Slovenia, in the 2017 sales has taken a fast speed during all the year ending at 70.891 units (+11.4%).

In the 2018 the demand was robust and the market has taken the momentum up. Indeed, the market kept the positive trend of previous years, with an increase in sales by 2.7%, signing the 6th consecutive year of gain. This year registrations have closed at 72.787.

The 2019 started on the wrong foot as in March sales dropped down a sturdy 9.5% with 7.108 units. The Q1 figures, however, are still positive with a plus 1.4% and 20.637 registrations.

In April, sales fell down 3.4% with 6.367 unit sold. In May the market gained 1.5%, registering 7.414 units sold, while in June declined 6.2% with 6.916 units sold.

July registered a marginally negative performance, with 5.958 sales (-4.6%), dragging year-to-date figures down 0.9% at 47.455 units.

 

Competitive Arena

At brand-wise, the year-to-date market leader was Volkswagen with 8.813  units sold (+6.7%), holding 18.6% of market share.

In second place Renault with 6.969 units (+4.1%) followed by Skoda with 4.672 (+7.4%), Opel with 2.682 (-8.6%), Dacia with 2.498 (+36.7%).

In sixth place, Peugeot with 2.383 (+1.7%), Citroen with 2.091 (+4.9%), Hyundai with 1.994 (-10.4%), Toyota with 1.684 (+11.7%) and Fiat with 1.673 (-33.7%).

At model-wise, the Renault Clio was on top of the year-to-date ranking with 2.667 (+8.8%) ahead of the Skoda Octavia with 1.858 (+14.4%)  and the Dacia Sandero with 1.744 sales (+98.4%).

Rank 2019Rank 2018BrandSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Jul 2019Share YTD July 2019Share July 2019
11Volkswagen8.8131.0316,7%-18,9%18,6%17,3%
22Renault6.9698354,1%6,1%14,7%14,0%
33Skoda4.6725357,4%7,6%9,8%9,0%
44Opel2.682367-8,6%4,0%5,7%6,2%
510Dacia2.49821736,7%22,6%5,3%3,6%
66Peugeot2.3833951,7%15,8%5,0%6,6%
78Citroen2.0913274,9%16,4%4,4%5,5%
87Hyundai1.994267-10,4%-6,0%4,2%4,5%
912Toyota1.68426911,7%36,5%3,5%4,5%
105Fiat1.673260-33,7%-13,9%3,5%4,4%
1114Nissan1.6222102,2%-1,9%3,4%3,5%
1213Seat1.611233-2,3%-6,4%3,4%3,9%
139Kia1.486152-13,3%-39,0%3,1%2,6%
1411Ford1.091124-37,0%-26,2%2,3%2,1%
1517BMW1.043101-1,0%1,0%2,2%1,7%
1616Suzuki910105-19,5%-13,2%1,9%1,8%
1715Audi847102-33,4%-47,4%1,8%1,7%
1818Mercedes706106-21,1%-36,9%1,5%1,8%
1919Mazda70279-15,0%-19,4%1,5%1,3%
2021Jeep35720315,1%17,6%0,8%0,3%
2120Volvo3353342,6%-5,7%0,7%0,6%
2222Honda282377,6%37,0%0,6%0,6%
2338Other215500,5%0,8%
2423Mitsubishi20416-4,7%-38,5%0,4%0,3%
2524Jaguar1262916,7%-17,1%0,3%0,5%
2629Land Rover11210119,6%42,9%0,2%0,2%
2727Smart953106,5%-25,0%0,2%0,1%
2825Alfa Romeo8534-3,4%161,5%0,2%0,6%
2926Mini657-9,7%250,0%0,1%0,1%
3032Abarth51325,0%-100,0%0,1%0,0%
3130Lexus254
3228Porsche13
3331Subaru10
3437DS2
3533SsangYong1

Rank 2019Rank 2018GroupSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Jul 2019Share YTD July 2019Share July 2019
11Volkswagen Group15.9561.9012,3%-14,5%33,6%31,9%
22Renault Nissan Alliance11.2931.2789,3%6,1%23,8%21,5%
33P.S.A.7.1581.089-1,6%11,7%15,1%18,3%
44Hyundai-Kia3.480419-11,7%-21,4%7,3%7,0%
55F.C.A.2.166314-20,3%-6,3%4,6%5,3%
66Toyota Group1.70927310,4%35,8%3,6%4,6%
78BMW1.108108-1,6%5,9%2,3%1,8%
87Ford Group1.091124-37,0%-26,2%2,3%2,1%
99Suzuki910105-19,5%-13,2%1,9%1,8%
1010Mercedes Daimler801109-14,9%-36,6%1,7%1,8%

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/-July 2019
11Renault Clio2.6673858,8%84,2%
24Skoda Octavia1.85819614,4%33,3%
311Dacia Sandero1.74411298,4%69,7%
45Renault Captur1.70820215,7%6,9%
53Volkswagen Golf1.647197-17,4%-39,0%
62Volkswagen Polo1.235126-39,6%-53,8%
78Volkswagen Tiguan1.1591623,8%-13,4%
89Nissan Qashqai1.057163-6,2%-13,3%
96Renault Mégane1.04384-7,3%-37,8%
1012Skoda Fabia9928023,7%-17,5%
1013volkswagen T-Roc9928520,7%-44,4%
117Fiat 50084653-21,1%-44,8%
1210Peugeot 2008744124-13,2%-11,4%
1326Skoda Kodiaq68810626,2%107,8%
1421Volkswagen Passat642402,7%-40,3%
15168volkswagen T-Cross637185
1526Opel Crossland X6377810,2%13,0%
1614Citroen C360197-14,5%19,8%
1715Kia Cee’d58024-6,3%-68,8%
1832Renault Kadjar5685317,1%-37,6%
1920Opel Astra561881,3%44,3%
2017Opel Corsa55961-12,7%0,0%
2133Peugeot 300854210138,3%68,3%
2241Hyundai Kona51760101,2%76,5%
2393Toyota Corolla515130442,1%1081,8%
2419Hyundai Tucson50558-25,7%-51,7%
2530Volkswagen Touran50060-19,9%-14,3%
2618Peugeot 20849966-17,0%-20,5%
2731Seat Leon495515,3%-16,4%
2827Kia Sportage48478-0,2%-12,4%
2928Renault Scénic47926-19,2%-42,2%
3035Skoda Karoq4686037,6%27,7%

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