South Africa new vehicles sales fell in first half 2016

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South Africa new vehicles sales struggling as sign of slower economic growth and strong currency depreciation. In June Volkswagen advanced in second place overtaking Ford.

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. Moreover, the rand has been highly volatile in recent weeks amid heightened political uncertainty and a weak economic outlook.

The crisis advanced for the automotive industry as well; in fact Sales declined in double-digit in June posting the 16th year on year drop down in a row.

According to data released by the Department Trade and Industry of South African, total new light passengers vehicles sold in June has been 42.469, down 11.1%.

Year to date figures have been 259.470, down a sharp 9.9% compared to the same period of the previous year. 

Competitive Arena

Toyota sold 9.160 vehicles losing 1.4% from the correspondent month last year with year to date sales at 53.880 (-3.2%) and market share at 21.6%.

In second, Volkswagen sold 6.071 units (+3.1%) while Ford in third sold 5.293 (-25.4%).

Nissan was fourth with 3.012 sales (-17.3%), followed by Hyundai with 2.602 (-5.0%), BMW up 1 spot with 2.178 (+7.2%), Mercedes with 2.140 (-21.6%), Chevrolet with 1.904 (-24.9%), Renault with 1.476 units (-26.2%) and in 10th place Kia with 1.310 (+14.4%).

As far as group’s ranking, the leader was Toyota with 21.7% of share, ahead of Volkswagen group with 16.6% and Ford with 13.5%.

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

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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 June Rank H1 2016 Brand Sales June Sales H1 2016 Var June Var H1 2016 Share June Share H1 2016
1 1 Toyota 9.160 53.880 -1,4% -3,2% 21,6% 20,8%
2 2 Volkswagen 6.071 36.045 3,1% -6,8% 14,3% 13,9%
3 3 Ford 5.293 35.158 -25,4% -10,1% 12,5% 13,6%
4 4 Nissan 3.012 18.246 -17,3% -14,7% 7,1% 7,0%
5 5 Hyundai 2.602 16.345 -5,0% -16,5% 6,1% 6,3%
6 7 BMW 2.178 11.677 7,2% -5,1% 5,1% 4,5%
7 6 Mercedes 2.140 11.843 -21,6% -12,6% 5,0% 4,6%
8 8 Chevrolet 1.904 10.876 -24,9% -29,0% 4,5% 4,2%
9 10 Renault 1.476 8.538 -26,2% 3,9% 3,5% 3,3%
10 9 Kia 1.310 9.385 14,4% 6,2% 3,1% 3,6%
11 12 Audi 1.044 6.251 0,0% -18,3% 2,5% 2,4%
12 11 Isuzu 1.043 6.338 -24,2% -17,3% 2,5% 2,4%
13 13 Mazda 929 5.891 20,6% 51,4% 2,2% 2,3%
14 14 Honda 570 4.686 8,2% -22,8% 1,3% 1,8%
15 15 Suzuki 519 2.779 0,6% -11,1% 1,2% 1,1%
16 17 Opel 328 2.358 -51,6% -25,9% 0,8% 0,9%
17 16 Land Rover 305 2.557 -37,1% -5,7% 0,7% 1,0%
18 18 Datsun 302 2.231 0,7% -19,8% 0,7% 0,9%
19 20 Mahindra 284 1.567 14,1% 4,7% 0,7% 0,6%
20 21 Mitsubishi 253 1.345 -7,7% -36,9% 0,6% 0,5%
21 23 Mini 217 1.176 3,3% 7,3% 0,5% 0,5%
22 19 Jeep 213 2.005 -57,5% -38,7% 0,5% 0,8%
23 22 Tata 203 1.206 59,8% 44,1% 0,5% 0,5%
24 24 Volvo 184 1.044 -14,8% -25,7% 0,4% 0,4%
25 28 Fiat 167 672 30,5% -9,7% 0,4% 0,3%
26 29 Peugeot 138 629 3,8% -15,4% 0,3% 0,2%
27 25 Great Wall 90 841 -66,8% -50,5% 0,2% 0,3%
27 30 Subaru 90 525 -10,9% -5,2% 0,2% 0,2%
28 33 Citroen 84 333 -40,0% -30,8% 0,2% 0,1%
28 26 Porsche 84 757 -34,9% -13,5% 0,2% 0,3%
29 31 Lexus 70 491 -29,3% 11,0% 0,2% 0,2%
29 27 Geely 70 725 -51,7% -7,6% 0,2% 0,3%
30 32 Jaguar 53 431 20,5% 22,5% 0,1% 0,2%
31 34 JMC 33 158 -32,7% -49,6% 0,1% 0,1%
32 37 Alfa Romeo 21 72 90,9% -26,9%
33 39 Maserati 8 38 216,7%
34 35 Dodge 6 149 -89,8% -60,8%
35 36 Infiniti 5 95 -90,6% -68,8%
36 42 Bentley 4 7
37 38 Ferrari 2 39 -75,0% -24,2%
37 43 ChangAn 2 6 -81,8% -88,2%
37 42 Landwind 2 7
Rank June Rank H1 2016 Group Sales June Sales H1 2016 Var June Var H1 2016 Share June Share H1 2016
1 1 Toyota 9.230 54.370 -1,7% -3,1% 21,7% 21,0%
2 2 Volkswagen 7.203 43.059 2,0% -8,8% 17,0% 16,6%
3 3 Ford 5.293 35.158 -25,4% -10,1% 12,5% 13,5%
4 4 Renault-Nissan 4.795 29.110 -20,0% -11,0% 11,3% 11,2%
5 5 Hyundai-Kia 3.912 25.730 0,7% -9,4% 9,2% 9,9%
6 7 BMW 2.395 12.853 6,8% -4,1% 5,6% 5,0%
7 6 General Motors 2.232 13.234 -30,5% -28,4% 5,3% 5,1%
8 8 Mercedes Daimler 2.140 11.843 -21,6% -12,6% 5,0% 4,6%
9 9 Isuzu Motors 1.043 6.338 -24,2% -17,3% 2,5% 2,4%
10 10 Mazda 929 5.891 20,6% 51,4% 2,2% 2,3%

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