South African Vehicle Sales Statistics. Opel & Mazda shine in November.

South African Vehicle Sales Statistics

South African Vehicle Sales Statistics in November report again a brilliant Ford gaining terrain over the market leader Toyota thanks to the sales boost on Ecosport, Ranger, Fiesta and Focus. Mazda and Opel reported huge improvements.

Economic Outlook

South Africa is suffering the effects of its worst drought in over two decades and the low rainfall and rolling heatwaves have taken the largest toll on agriculture production. The adverse weather conditions are also exposing structural issues in water security, such as old infrastructure and technical problems, which are causing water shortages across the country.

Against this backdrop, the government imposed water supply restrictions in Johannesburg earlier this month. The water crisis, coupled with the electricity shortages, are not only hampering the economy, but are also seen as a political threat for the ruling African National Congress party and could provoke social unrest.

In late October, the government announced the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement, which aims for a slower fiscal consolidation compared to this year’s budget. More details about the budget will be presented in February of next year.

Market Outlook

In November 2015 according to data released by the Department Trade and Industry of South African, total new light passengers vehicles sold in the country have been 48.280 , down 0.2% from the correspondent period last year, posting the 9th negative month in a string.

Following a little 1.8% lost reported in the first half of the year, the market outlook seems deteriorating hit by negative economic factors and in more recent months the lost has been more relevant. In this sense, November left observers with positive hope for the change in the current negative mood.

During the first eleven months of the year, total sales had been 540.442 units, losing over 20.000 sales from last year or 4.2%.

Competitive Arena

The market leader, Toyota, scored a very positive month with sales raised 17.4% at 11.236, recovering from last year. Moreover, year to date sales are still down 3.2%. Ford in second place registered 6.815 vehicles (+8.1%) keeping the pace in a great year with sales up in double-digit.

Third was Volkswagen with 5.933 units (-1.0%) followed by Kia with 4.294 (+99.4%), Nissan with 3.786 (-1.8%), Chevrolet with 2.232 (-4.9%) and the new start Renault with 2.003 units (+42.1%).

As far as group’s ranking, the leader was Toyota with 23.5% of share, ahead of Volkswagen group with 14.9% and Ford with 14.1%.

To read th best-selling cars ranking in the 2015, please refer to the articles we dedicated to this subject.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast Store

F2M covers intensively this market with several products developed to help any investigation required.

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.

All these and more within our South Africa Store.

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 NovRank 2015BrandNovYTD NovVar NovVar 2015Nov2015
11Toyota11.236109.11717,4%-3,2%23,3%20,2%
23Ford6.81571.8488,1%11,9%14,1%13,3%
32Volkswagen5.93374.426-1,0%-7,6%12,3%13,8%
48Kia4.29420.77599,4%-7,4%8,9%3,8%
54Nissan3.78639.099-10,8%-7,3%7,8%7,2%
66Chevrolet2.23229.131-4,9%-19,2%4,6%5,4%
710Renault2.00317.75442,1%4,8%4,1%3,3%
87Mercedes1.64123.863-36,7%-10,3%3,4%4,4%
911Isuzu1.26314.2676,5%-2,5%2,6%2,6%
109BMW1.20620.058-40,1%-14,7%2,5%3,7%
1112Audi1.14814.017-12,6%-18,0%2,4%2,6%
1213Honda98110.2088,9%10,5%2,0%1,9%
1314Mazda8378.009114,6%80,5%1,7%1,5%
1416Suzuki6435.8186,1%-2,5%1,3%1,1%
1515Opel6405.916167,8%76,0%1,3%1,1%
1617Jeep5445.674-7,8%-16,7%1,1%1,0%
1718Land Rover4675.24727,9%-9,1%1,0%1,0%
1819Datsun3775.194-18,2%374,3%0,8%1,0%
1922Mahindra2592.885-4,8%-13,5%0,5%0,5%
2021Great Wall2402.9532,6%-13,6%0,5%0,5%
2120Mitsubishi2383.405-27,7%-19,6%0,5%0,6%
2225Tata2171.81124,7%-29,5%0,4%0,3%
2326Fiat2091.503-10,7%-39,6%0,4%0,3%
2423Volvo2042.463-23,3%-6,3%0,4%0,5%
2524Mini1521.909-12,6%-3,9%0,3%0,4%
2632Dodge137876144,6%13,0%0,3%0,2%
2727Porsche1151.357-10,2%41,6%0,2%0,3%
2831Lexus10091822,0%-25,9%0,2%0,2%
2929Peugeot911.225-40,9%-42,8%0,2%0,2%
3030Subaru601.054-25,0%-11,3%0,1%0,2%
3134Jaguar506682,0%-26,1%0,1%0,1%
3233Citroen44775-52,7%-2,3%0,1%0,1%
3335JMC39536-36,1%5,1%0,1%0,1%
3436Infiniti365172,9%45,2%0,1%0,1%
3539Alfa Romeo13141116,7%-41,7%0,0%0,0%
3642Maserati836100,0%38,5%0,0%0,0%
3637Chrysler8237-84,6%-29,9%0,0%0,0%
3740ChangAn61260,0%0,0%
3741Ferrari68546,6%0,0%0,0%
3838SsangYong2143-71,4%21,2%0,0%0,0%
Rank NovRank 2015GroupNovYTD NovVar NovVar 2015Nov2015
11Toyota11.336110.03517,5%-3,5%23,5%20,4%
22Volkswagen7.19689.800-3,2%-8,9%14,9%16,6%
33Ford6.81571.8488,1%11,9%14,1%13,3%
44Renault-Nissan6.20262.5640,8%3,3%12,8%11,6%
55Hyundai-Kia4.29453.861-17,7%-10,5%8,9%10,0%
66General Motors2.87235.04711,1%-11,1%5,9%6,5%
77Mercedes Daimler1.64123.863-36,7%-10,4%3,4%4,4%
88BMW1.35821.967-37,9%-13,9%2,8%4,1%
99Isuzu Motors1.26314.2676,5%-2,5%2,6%2,6%
1010Honda98110.2088,9%10,5%2,0%1,9%

 

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