Spain July. Peugeot & Citroen running fast while market declined again 8.2%

Spanish autos market

Spanish autos market in July signed another negative performance (-8.2%) with 121.012 sales. Seat – the leader – surged 18.6%, ahead of Peugeot (+16%) which has overtaken Volkswagen (-29.1%). Renault scored an awful -44.9%, while being threatened by Citroen‘s impressive growth.

Economic Environment

Spanish economy first quarter’s robust momentum seems to have broadly carried over into Q2. Although industrial production moderated in May, average growth in April–May was well above that of Q1. That said, the composite PMI trended lower in Q2, mainly due to weakness in manufacturing activity.
The services PMI also averaged lower, but remained fairly strong nonetheless. Moreover, retail sales accelerated in April and May, which, coupled with consumers turning less pessimistic and employment growth remaining relatively healthy in Q2, hints that private consumption firmed up.

Market Trend

Spanish vehicles market is recovering year-after-year since the tremendous fall reported after the 2009 crisis, when volume dropped by over the half. The government have sustained the recovery of the industry, crucial for a market that is the second major auto producer in Europe, with an incentive plan called PIVE, which sustain the scrap of old vehicles when purchasing a new one.

The program has been modulated across the years becoming a stable sustain to the domestic market and in the last six years it grew up from less than 700.000 cars in 2012 to over 1.3 million last year.

The 2018 registered an increase in sales for the 6th year in a row with the best annual score in this decade, confirming the long run of the Spanish car passenger’s market. Indeed, according to data released by the Minister of Transportation through the local association of car distributors (ANIACAM), the year ended with 1.33 million sales, up 7.2%, the third best results ever and the best since 2007.

As far as engine mix, the development of new energy engine is rapid but still at marginal level, with Electric Vehicles sales at 11.814 units in the year (+62.9%) while gasoline sales surged at 63% of the market (vs 51% in the 2017) to 840.114 units (+32.3%) and diesels sales fall 19.6% to 482.157.

The 2019 market started on the wrong foot as January’s negative sales 96.890, down 5.2%,  keep moving down as well in February  with 103.449 (-6.1%).

Despite trend’s improvements compared to the previous months, in March the market still showed a negative sign (-1.3%) with 126.947 units. The Q1 sales are, therefore,  down  again -4.3% with 327.286 registrations.

In April sales showed a remarkable gain of 8.3% with 123.770 units, while in May the market decline (-4.6%), scoring 129.699 units. In June sales scored a new decline (-5.9%) with 134.270 units.

In July the market declined again (-8.2%) with 121.012 units sold, leading year-to-date figures at 836.286, down 3.5%.

Market Outlook

The Spanish market will suffer for the demand contracting which is affecting the entire Europe and for the political elections, scheduled in April this year. However, the fundamental of the Spanish economy are strong and will keep growing. The 2019-2025 car market will continue to grow hitting the new all time record, also fueled by the renovation of the circulating park, with new low emission models.

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Competitive Arena

At brand-wise, the year-to-date ranking records first Seat with 74.324 sales (+2.9%) followed by Peugeot with 73.071 sales (+15.7%), Volkswagen with 59.161 (-16.6%) and Renault with 58.908 (-9.7%).

In fifth place Citroen with 56.848 sales (+20.2%) ahead of Opel with 52.257 (-5.1%), Toyota with 44.266 (-2.3%), Ford with 38.784 (-11.8%), Hyundai with 38.279 (-2.3%) and in 10th place Dacia with 34.991 (+9.9%).

At model-wise, the Seat Leon is the best-selling model with 24.182 sales (-4.5%), the Dacia Sandero with 21.093 (+7.9%) and the Nissan Qashqai with 19.666 (-3.1%).

To see the Spanish best-selling cars ranking, you can see here.

Rank 2019Rank 2018BrandSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Jul 2019Share YTD July 2019Share July 2019
11Seat74.32411.8202,9%18,6%8,9%9,8%
23Peugeot73.0719.87915,7%16,0%8,7%8,2%
32Volkswagen59.1618.066-16,6%-29,1%7,1%6,7%
44Renault58.9086.768-9,7%-44,9%7,0%5,6%
56Citroen56.8487.94920,2%34,9%6,8%6,6%
65Opel52.2577.830-5,1%33,2%6,2%6,5%
77Toyota44.2666.266-2,3%-8,3%5,3%5,2%
88Ford38.7845.944-11,8%-19,8%4,6%4,9%
910Hyundai38.2797.250-2,3%11,4%4,6%6,0%
1015Dacia34.9915.5209,9%4,1%4,2%4,6%
119Kia34.8955.070-15,3%-14,7%4,2%4,2%
1212Fiat34.3925.337-18,7%-25,4%4,1%4,4%
1311Nissan34.1734.936-18,3%-38,7%4,1%4,1%
1413Audi33.7304.685-17,3%-36,9%4,0%3,9%
1514Mercedes33.3254.4592,0%13,8%4,0%3,7%
1616BMW29.0863.483-4,4%3,6%3,5%2,9%
1717Skoda17.8702.808-9,9%1,7%2,1%2,3%
1819Jeep12.5512.12727,9%-0,2%1,5%1,8%
1918Mazda12.3831.746-3,4%1,5%1,5%1,4%
2020Volvo9.1091.4738,8%-20,1%1,1%1,2%
2122Mitsubishi8.6771.23225,0%8,9%1,0%1,0%
2221Mini7.431954-3,7%-2,2%0,9%0,8%
2325Suzuki4.9207854,1%93,3%0,6%0,6%
2426Lexus4.8578315,9%21,0%0,6%0,7%
2523Honda4.705718-5,9%12,9%0,6%0,6%
2624Land Rover3.821583-27,5%-33,2%0,5%0,5%
2727Smart3.213342-14,0%-19,7%0,4%0,3%
2830DS2.615353-6,3%36,3%0,3%0,3%
2928Alfa Romeo2.541285-16,8%-69,7%0,3%0,2%
3029Jaguar2.296326-17,2%-22,2%0,3%0,3%
3131SsangYong2.079265-12,1%-5,7%0,2%0,2%
3232Subaru1.490207-27,5%-53,0%0,2%0,2%
3333Porsche1.358236-11,8%-18,1%0,2%0,2%
3436Tesla1.347127573,5%807,1%0,2%0,1%
3535Abarth888129-0,8%12,2%0,1%0,1%
3634Infiniti88595-19,0%-31,2%0,1%0,1%
3749Cupra31162
3837Maserati15925-24,6%-10,7%
3939Ferrari496-5,8%-25,0%
4038Mahindra426-53,8%-76,9%
4040Bentley42723,5%0,0%
4141Alpine35133,3%-100,0%
4247Dongfeng313
4348DR Motor2511
4442Lamborghini244
4543Aston Martin161
4648Lada123
4744McLaren5-
4849Lincoln2
4846Morgan2
4845Lotus2
4948Hummer1
4949Dodge1
4949Chrysler1
4949Rolls-Royce1
4949KTM1

Rank 2019Rank 2018GroupSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Jul 2019Share YTD July 2019Share July 2019
11Volkswagen Group186.50927.626-9,2%-13,2%22,3%22,8%
22P.S.A.184.79126.0119,8%26,6%22,1%21,5%
33Renault Nissan Alliance137.68118.554-6,3%-31,1%16,5%15,3%
44Hyundai-Kia73.17412.320-8,9%-1,1%8,7%10,2%
55F.C.A.50.5827.909-10,2%-23,8%6,0%6,5%
66Toyota Group49.1237.097-1,6%-5,6%5,9%5,9%
77Ford Group38.7865.944-11,8%-19,8%4,6%4,9%
89Mercedes Daimler36.5384.8010,3%10,5%4,4%4,0%
98BMW36.5184.437-4,3%2,3%4,4%3,7%
1010Mazda12.3831.746-3,4%1,5%1,5%1,4%

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/-July 2019
11Seat Leon24.1823.534-4,5%13,4%
24Dacia Sandero21.0933.5737,9%26,8%
33Nissan Qashqai19.6662.937-3,1%-32,8%
45Renault Clio17.4831.985-6,1%-32,6%
517Seat Arona17.0213.36944,4%81,0%
62Seat Ibiza16.6292.213-26,4%-26,1%
79Opel Corsa16.1223.0351,7%153,3%
812Citroen C315.3522.18015,5%40,6%
913Peugeot 20815.1101.8969,6%39,3%
108Peugeot 300814.9821.89114,3%-1,8%
117Volkswagen Golf14.8951.839-19,6%-32,7%
1211Fiat 50014.4142.353-16,3%19,3%
136Volkswagen Polo13.0571.145-32,7%-49,1%
1418Renault Captur12.9761.394-10,6%-47,1%
1510Peugeot 200812.8191.603-11,3%-6,3%
1616Renault Mégane12.4301.390-9,3%-57,7%
1715Peugeot 30811.8771.565-11,6%-20,2%
1822Seat Ateca11.3471.6856,8%11,0%
1923Ford Focus10.9611.3016,2%-14,9%
2014Volkswagen Tiguan10.7941.852-20,2%-33,9%
2120Toyota Yaris10.5051.374-3,8%-26,6%
2219Hyundai Tucson10.1182.087-10,3%19,9%
2325Toyota C-HR9.7091.2429,4%-11,2%
2443volkswagen T-Roc9.6901.55648,4%12,0%
25114Peugeot Rifter9.6031.60618367,3%4623,5%
2627Dacia Duster9.5101.14421,5%-35,9%
2726Opel Mokka9.214967-22,5%-5,3%
2824Kia Sportage9.1601.455-16,6%1,1%
2959Opel Crossland X9.0601.14776,1%77,6%
3032Renault Kadjar8.6031.0861,1%-39,1%

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