South African domestic vehicles sector scored in August the 18th y.o.y. fall

South African domestic vehicles Audi-Q3-2017

South African domestic vehicles sector scored in August the 18th y.o.y. fall in a row despite the last quarter economy reported the best increase since the 2014. Volkswagen outpaced Ford.

Market Outlook

South Africa’s economy grew by 3,3% quarter-on-quarter (seasonally adjusted and annualized), according to estimates of real gross domestic product (measured by production). This is the fastest quarter-on-quarter rise in economic activity since the fourth quarter of 2014. Year-on-year growth in the second quarter of 2016 was 0,6%.

However, the free fall of the domestic vehicles sector continued even in August, the eighteenth y.o.y. down month in a row.

According to data released by the Department Trade and Industry of South African, total new light passengers vehicles sold in August has been 43.898, down 9.8%.

Year to date figures have been 347.551, down a sharp 10.5% compared to the same period of the previous year. 

Competitive Arena

In August Toyota sold 9.918 vehicles improving 3.9% with year to date sales at 76.132 (+0.2%) and market share at 22.6%.

In second place Volkswagen with 6.761 units (-4.1%) ahead of a weak Ford with 5.466 (-16.6%).

Nissan advanced in fourth place with 3.347 sales (-4.0%), followed by Hyundai with 3.271 (-33.3%), Mercedes with 2.252 (+6.3%), BMW with 1.610 (+3.2%) and Renault with 1.440 (+2.9%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader was Toyota Group with 22.7% of market share, ahead of Volkswagen with 17.5%, Ford with 12.5% and Renault-Nissan with 11.5%.

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 Aug Rank YTD Brand Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var YTD Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Toyota 9.918 76.132 3,9% 0,2% 22,6% 21,0%
2 2 Volkswagen 6.761 56.333 -4,1% 6,5% 15,4% 15,5%
3 3 Ford 5.466 46.615 -16,6% -10,5% 12,5% 12,9%
4 4 Nissan 3.347 26.263 -4,0% -7,6% 7,6% 7,2%
5 5 Hyundai 3.271 24.111 -33,3% -30,8% 7,5% 6,6%
6 6 Mercedes 2.252 19.764 6,3% 9,5% 5,1% 5,4%
7 7 BMW 1.610 14.452 3,2% -7,4% 3,7% 4,0%
8 10 Renault 1.440 11.326 2,9% -3,2% 3,3% 3,1%
9 8 Chevrolet 1.438 13.821 -49,9% -33,7% 3,3% 3,8%
10 11 Isuzu 1.424 8.959 1,7% -13,5% 3,2% 2,5%
11 9 Kia 1.340 11.930 -29,1% -25,7% 3,1% 3,3%
12 12 Mazda 956 8.217 30,4% 51,4% 2,2% 2,3%
13 13 Audi 835 8.031 -36,8% -21,6% 1,9% 2,2%
14 14 Honda 605 5.450 -25,9% -28,3% 1,4% 1,5%
15 15 Suzuki 504 3.383 -7,0% -20,4% 1,1% 0,9%
16 20 Mahindra 352 2.148 26,6% 5,7% 0,8% 0,6%
17 17 Opel 286 3.014 -44,2% -30,2% 0,7% 0,8%
18 18 Datsun 246 2.754 -51,1% -31,0% 0,6% 0,8%
19 16 Land Rover 239 3.081 -55,4% -17,6% 0,5% 0,8%
20 25 Volvo 200 1.220 -13,4% -34,3% 0,5% 0,3%
21 24 Mitsubishi 188 1.467 -32,9% -44,7% 0,4% 0,4%
22 21 Tata 183 1.738 14,4% 49,1% 0,4% 0,5%
23 19 Jeep 180 2.381 -55,2% -43,1% 0,4% 0,7%
24 22 Mini 165 1.515 0,0% 5,2% 0,4% 0,4%
25 26 Geely 95 900 -20,8% -12,2% 0,2% 0,2%
26 27 Porsche 93 812 -16,2% -26,4% 0,2% 0,2%
27 32 Jaguar 79 631 14,5% 33,4% 0,2% 0,2%
27 29 Fiat 79 776 -30,7% -22,0% 0,2% 0,2%
28 33 Subaru 70 607 -39,7% -21,3% 0,2% 0,2%
29 31 Lexus 63 634 -30,8% 1,1% 0,1% 0,2%
30 28 Peugeot 59 783 -36,6% -16,7% 0,1% 0,2%
31 30 Great Wall 40 730 -84,2% -67,6% 0,1% 0,2%
32 35 JMC 31 248 6,9% -40,8% 0,1% 0,1%
33 34 Citroen 30 392 -62,0% -39,0% 0,1% 0,1%
34 39 Ferrari 15 70 66,7% 8,3%
35 36 Dodge 10 163 -90,7% -68,6%
36 40 Maserati 9 47 291,7%
37 42 Bentley 7 19
38 43 Landwind 6 14 100,0% 366,7%
39 38 Alfa Romeo 3 81 -50,0% -28,6%
40 37 Infiniti 2 98 -96,0% -75,0%
41 41 SsangYong 1 40 -75,0% -71,2%

Rank Aug Rank YTD Group Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var YTD Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Toyota 9.981 76.766 3,6% 0,2% 22,7% 21,2%
2 2 Volkswagen 7.696 65.195 -9,3% 1,5% 17,5% 18,0%
3 3 Ford 5.466 46.615 -16,6% -10,5% 12,5% 12,9%
4 4 Renault-Nissan 5.035 40.441 -7,4% -9,1% 11,5% 11,2%
5 5 Hyundai-Kia 4.611 36.041 -32,2% -29,2% 10,5% 9,9%
6 6 Mercedes Daimler 2.252 19.764 6,3% 9,5% 5,1% 5,4%
7 8 BMW 1.775 15.967 2,9% -6,3% 4,0% 4,4%
8 7 General Motors 1.724 16.835 -49,1% -33,1% 3,9% 4,6%
9 9 Isuzu Motors 1.424 8.959 1,7% -13,5% 3,2% 2,5%
10 10 Mazda 956 8.217 30,4% 51,4% 2,2% 2,3%

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