South Africa Cars Market in May down 10%

South Africa Cars Market in May

South Africa Cars Market in May hit by the recession with new economic data reporting a Q1 GDP Contraction of 1.2%. However, Toyota scored a 20 percent increase reducing the annual lost near zero.

Market Outlook

South Africa’s GDP swung to contraction in the first quarter of this year, thus raising concerns that the economy might be heading towards a recession.

GDP contracted a steep 1.2% over the previous quarter in seasonally adjusted annualized terms, which shocked the markets and marked the sharpest decrease in three-quarters.

The disappointing figure was due to deceleration in most of the sectors of the economy with mining and quarrying and agriculture recording the steepest contractions.

The automotive industry, one of the most relevant sector in the country, is fully involved in the recession and in May hit the 14th year on year fall in a row.

According to data released by the Department Trade and Industry of South African, total new light passengers vehicles sold in May has been 40.589, down 10.6%.

Year to date figures have been 217.001 , down a sharp 9.7% compared to the same period of the previous year. 

Competitive Arena

Toyota sold in May 9.247 vehicles recovering 20.7% from the correspondent month last year with year to date sales at 44.720 (-3.6%) and market share at 20.6%.

In second, Ford sold 5.720 units (-14.4%) while Volkswagen in third sold 5.630 (-6.6%).

Hyundai was fourth with 2.569 sales (-16.5%), followed by Nissan , up 1 spot with 2.511 (-32.0%), Mercedes with 1.803 (-18.6%), BMW, up 3 spots from April with 1.539 (-15.7%), Chevrolet with 1.504 (-41.3%), Renault with 1.451 units (-3.9%) and in 10th place Kia with 1.450 (+35.0%).

As far as group’s ranking, the leader was Toyota with 22.3% of share, ahead of Volkswagen group with 16.5% and Ford with 14.3%.

To see the full ranking of Top 100 models please refer to the article we dedicated at the subject.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast Store

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Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2020.

Auto Data in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank MayRank 2016BrandSales MaySales 2016Var MayVar 2016Share MayShare 2016
11Toyota9.24744.72020,7%-3,6%22,8%20,6%
23Ford5.72029.865-14,4%-6,7%14,1%13,8%
32Volkswagen5.63029.974-6,6%-8,6%13,9%13,8%
45Hyundai2.56913.743-16,5%-18,4%6,3%6,3%
54Nissan2.51215.234-32,0%-14,1%6,2%7,0%
66Mercedes1.8039.703-18,6%-10,3%4,4%4,5%
77BMW1.5399.499-15,7%-7,6%3,8%4,4%
88Chevrolet1.5048.972-41,3%-29,8%3,7%4,1%
910Renault1.4517.062-3,9%13,5%3,6%3,3%
109Kia1.4508.07535,0%5,0%3,6%3,7%
1113Mazda1.1024.96274,6%59,0%2,7%2,3%
1211Isuzu1.0295.295-18,0%-15,8%2,5%2,4%
1312Audi1.0115.207-31,7%-21,2%2,5%2,4%
1414Honda5024.116-22,9%-25,7%1,2%1,9%
1515Suzuki4092.260-31,4%-13,5%1,0%1,0%
1617Opel4082.030-17,7%-19,0%1,0%0,9%
1716Land Rover3142.252-34,4%1,2%0,8%1,0%
1818Datsun3101.929-23,6%-22,3%0,8%0,9%
1920Mahindra2451.283-0,8%2,8%0,6%0,6%
2019Jeep2221.792-63,2%-35,3%0,5%0,8%
2122Tata2071.00327,8%41,2%0,5%0,5%
2223Mini2009590,0%8,2%0,5%0,4%
2321Mitsubishi1791.092-41,7%-41,2%0,4%0,5%
2424Volvo157860-47,1%-27,6%0,4%0,4%
2527Geely135655-6,9%2,3%0,3%0,3%
2626Porsche101673-25,2%-9,9%0,2%0,3%
2725Great Wall100751-56,7%-47,4%0,2%0,3%
2831Lexus9842144,1%22,7%0,2%0,2%
2929Peugeot974917,8%-19,5%0,2%0,2%
3028Fiat80505-39,4%-18,0%0,2%0,2%
3130Subaru70435-30,0%-3,9%0,2%0,2%
3232Jaguar6337831,3%22,8%0,2%0,2%
3333Citroen48249-38,5%-27,0%0,1%0,1%
3435JMC26125-45,8%-52,7%0,1%0,1%
3537Alfa Romeo165114,3%-41,6%0,0%0,0%
3634Dodge11143-84,9%-55,5%0,0%0,1%
3740Maserati830700,0%150,0%
3836Infiniti490-84,6%-64,3%
3944Bentley33
3938Ferrari337-70,0%-15,0%
4043ChangAn24-90,5%-90,0%
4042Landwind25
4041SsangYong226-83,3%-78,2%
4139Chrysler-32-100,0%-74,2%
Rank MayRank 2016GroupSales MaySales 2016Var MayVar 2016Share MayShare 2016
11Toyota9.34545.14020,9%-3,4%23,0%20,8%
22Volkswagen6.74535.856-11,7%-10,7%16,6%16,5%
33Ford5.72029.865-14,4%-6,7%14,1%13,8%
44Renault-Nissan4.27724.315-24,1%-8,9%10,5%11,2%
55Hyundai-Kia4.01921.818-3,2%-11,0%9,9%10,1%
66General Motors1.91211.002-37,5%-28,0%4,7%5,1%
78Mercedes Daimler1.8039.703-18,6%-10,3%4,4%4,5%
87BMW1.73910.458-14,1%-6,3%4,3%4,8%
910Mazda1.1024.96274,6%59,0%2,7%2,3%
109Isuzu Motors1.0295.295-18,0%-15,8%2,5%2,4%

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