Slovenia August. The Sandero pushed Dacia up 90.1%, while market lost 11.5%

Slovenian Autos Market

Slovenian Autos Market in August dropped down 11.5% with 4.987 units, as sales boomed the previous year due to WLTP introduction in September 2018. Volkswagen held a flat trend – with 16.2% of share – while Renault was hit by a huge fall (-41.9%). The Dacia Sandero conquered the market podium (+100.4%).

 

Economic Environment

Slovenian economy maintained a firm pace of expansion in the second quarter on a resilient external sector, defying the slowdown gripping the Eurozone. Exports kept pace from Q1 on strong overseas sales to non-EU countries, which compensated for the downturn in exports to trading partners in the Euro area. Moreover, buoyant tourist arrivals supported export growth in the quarter.

On the other hand, domestic demand metrics showed signs of a further slowdown in Q2. Retail sales decelerated throughout the quarter, which, coupled with a fall in consumer confidence, signals private consumption lost steam in the period despite some employment gains. In addition, a drop in business confidence in the quarter hints that fixed investment growth lost ground from the first quarter.

 

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%), while in August registrations dropped down in double-digits (-11.5%) at 4.987, leading year-to-date figures on a negative track at 52.227 (-2.4%).

 

Competitive Arena

At brand-wise, the year-to-date market leader was Volkswagen with 9.621 units sold (+6.2%), holding 18.4% of market share.

In second place Renault with 7.571 units (-2%) followed by Skoda with 5.126 (+7.3%), Opel with 3.016 (-7.4%), Dacia with 2.766 (+40.5%).

In sixth place, Peugeot with 2.647 (+0.3%), Citroen with 2.346 (+5.5%), Hyundai with 2.278 (-7.3%), Fiat with 1.905 (-31.8%) and Toyota with 1.901 (+8.9%).

At model-wise, the Renault Clio was on top of the year-to-date ranking with 2.822 (+4.2%) ahead of the Skoda Octavia with 1.993 (+13.6%)  and the Dacia Sandero with 1.922 sales (+100.4%).

Rank 2019Rank 2018BrandSales Aug YTD 2019Sales Aug 2019+/- YTD 2019+/- Aug 2019Share YTD Aug 2019Share Aug 2019
11Volkswagen9.6218086,2%1,5%18,4%16,2%
22Renault7.571602-2,0%-41,9%14,5%12,1%
33Skoda5.1264547,3%6,1%9,8%9,1%
44Opel3.016334-7,4%4,0%5,8%6,7%
59Dacia2.76626840,5%90,1%5,3%5,4%
66Peugeot2.6472640,3%-10,8%5,1%5,3%
78Citroen2.3462555,5%10,9%4,5%5,1%
87Hyundai2.278284-7,3%22,9%4,4%5,7%
95Fiat1.905232-31,8%-13,8%3,6%4,7%
1014Toyota1.9012178,9%-8,8%3,6%4,4%
1112Seat1.835224-1,8%2,3%3,5%4,5%
1213Nissan1.767145-0,3%-22,0%3,4%2,9%
1310Kia1.58599-16,8%-48,7%3,0%2,0%
1411Ford1.246155-33,6%6,9%2,4%3,1%
1517BMW1.1761332,1%35,7%2,3%2,7%
1616Suzuki1.017107-16,2%28,9%1,9%2,1%
1715Audi92679-36,9%-59,5%1,8%1,6%
1818Mercedes80397-18,5%7,8%1,5%1,9%
1919Mazda78684-18,0%-36,4%1,5%1,7%
2023Jeep3933690,8%-70,0%0,8%0,7%
2121Volvo3622734,1%-22,9%0,7%0,5%
2220Honda30119-0,7%-53,7%0,6%0,4%
2322Mitsubishi21410-11,6%-64,3%0,4%0,2%
2424Jaguar1391324,1%225,0%0,3%0,3%
2528Land Rover12210117,9%100,0%0,2%0,2%
2629Smart98396,0%-25,0%0,2%0,1%
2725Alfa Romeo938-13,1%-57,9%0,2%0,2%
2826Mini716-19,3%-62,5%0,1%0,1%
2931Abarth51-264,3%-100,0%0,1%0,0%
3029Lexus25--50,0%-100,0%0,0%0,0%
3127Porsche2310-71,3%-47,4%0,0%0,2%
3230Subaru10--77,8%-100,0%0,0%0,0%
3336Adria440,0%0,1%
3436DS2-0,0%0,0%
3532SsangYong1--91,7%-100,0%0,0%0,0%

Rank 2019Somma di Rank 18GroupSales Aug YTD 2019Sales Aug 2019+/- YTD 2019+/- Aug 2019Share YTD Aug 2019Share Aug 2019
11Volkswagen Group17.5311.5751,6%-4,9%33,6%31,6%
22Renault Nissan Alliance12.3181.0255,1%-26,3%23,6%20,6%
33P.S.A.8.011853-1,3%0,7%15,3%17,1%
44Hyundai-Kia3.863383-11,5%-9,7%7,4%7,7%
55F.C.A.2.442276-21,9%-32,7%4,7%5,5%
67Toyota Group1.9262177,3%-12,1%3,7%4,4%
78BMW1.2471390,6%21,9%2,4%2,8%
86Ford Group1.246155-33,6%6,9%2,4%3,1%
99Suzuki1.017107-16,2%28,9%1,9%2,1%
1010Mercedes Daimler901100-12,9%6,4%1,7%2,0%

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales Aug YTD 2019Sales Aug 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Aug 2019
11Renault Clio28221554,2%-39,7%
25Skoda Octavia199313513,6%3,1%
311Dacia Sandero1922178100,4%122,5%
44Renault Captur1831123-3,7%-71,1%
53Volkswagen Golf1773126-17,5%-17,6%
62Volkswagen Polo130974-40,7%-54,9%
77Volkswagen Tiguan12981391,2%-15,8%
86Renault Mégane1185142-8,5%-16,5%
98Nissan Qashqai1178121-6,6%-9,7%
1010volkswagen T-Roc112313115,7%-12,1%
1113Skoda Fabia10576514,9%-44,9%
129Fiat 50089852-24,0%-52,7%
1328Skoda Kodiaq83014241,2%230,2%
1412Peugeot 200881773-14,3%-24,0%
15153volkswagen T-Cross792155
1621Opel Astra7041435,5%26,5%
1726Opel Crossland X6834611,2%27,8%
1815Citroen C367978-13,2%-1,3%
1922Volkswagen Passat668261,1%-27,8%
2017Opel Corsa63576-8,8%35,7%
2190Toyota Corolla618103500,0%1187,5%
2229Renault Kadjar617499,0%-39,5%
2319Kia Cee’d59515-12,4%-75,0%
2434Peugeot 30085904835,0%6,7%
2550Hyundai Kona56851105,8%168,4%
2616Hyundai Tucson55853-25,9%-27,4%
2718Peugeot 20855354-20,0%-40,0%
2833Seat Leon541462,5%-20,7%
2924Renault Scénic53859-14,6%59,5%
2923Volkswagen Touran53838-16,8%65,2%
3030Kia Sportage53349-4,3%-31,9%

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