Swedish Car Market at best first half ever. Nissan shines.

Swedish Car Market

Swedish Car Market at best first half ever driven by robust sales for Volvo and Volkswagen. The 2015 sales are projected at the new all-time record with consumer’s demand sustained by krona depreciation and domestic stability.

Economic Outlook

The Swedish economy is in relatively good shape compared to other European economies.

The weak krona means that Sweden is well placed to take advantage of a recovery in the Eurozone. In fact, signs of a nascent recovery may already be apparent in that producers in Sweden are expanding output.

The monthly industrial production indicator has risen steadily since the beginning of the year and merchandise trade expanded for the fifth consecutive month in May. At home, strong domestic demand, driven in part by wealth effects from strong gains in housing prices, is supporting private consumption and import demand.

Market Outlook

Domestic market hit the record level in the 2007 at 307.000 units and was back near the record in two times: in the 2011 recovering after the financial crisis and last year, when sales at 303.948 were the third higher ever.

For the current year market is expected to finally hit the new record with sales not far from 330.000 units.

Indeed, after the double-digit growth reported for the first quarter, one of the best among the E.C., accordingly with data released by BIL Sweden, the local Association of Car Manufacturers, new passengers cars market trend was again almost positive in the second quarter ended with June sales of 32.257 cars, up 12.2% from the correspondent period last year.

First Half ended at new record level of 167.984, up 10.7% after a long series of 16 consecutive year on year growth.

Competitive Arena

Volvo is the pace-maker ahead of all competitors closing the first half with 33.352 sales (+10.6%), in line with market speed, and with share stable at 19.9%. Volkswagen in second grew 9.9% in the half at 24.858 unita, albeit low sales in June (-1.9%), while Toyota ended in third with 10.380 units (+8.3%) thanks to a roaring June (+24.0%).

To be mentioned the great first half scored by Nissan that advanced in 10th place (up two spots form 2014) with 5.871 sales (+56.4%). Remarkable the Peugeot +34.5%, Skoda (+16.8%), Seat (+23.5%). Tesla is growing fast with 432 sales in the half (+215.6%).

As far as the ranking by group, leader in the first half was Volkswagen with 26.6% of market share ahead of Geely Group with 19.9%, Hyundai Group with 8.2% and Renault-Nissan at 8.2%

As far as the best-selling model, the first two places were unchanged from last year with Volvo V70 in first with 13.641 sales in the half followed by the Volkswagen Golf with 10.039 units. Albeit weak June, the last generation Volkswagen Passat advanced in the third step of the podium with 7.893 sales (+10.5%), ahead of Volvo XC60 with 7.267 and Volvo S/V60 with 6.774.

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 JunRank H1BrandJun 2015H1 2015Var JunVar H1Share JunShare H1
11Volvo6.59633.35215,6%10,6%20,5%19,9%
22Volkswagen4.11324.858-1,9%9,9%12,8%14,8%
33Toyota2.08010.38024,0%8,3%6,5%6,2%
45Audi1.9129.45911,7%11,5%5,9%5,6%
54BMW1.8029.87818,2%8,6%5,6%5,9%
66Kia1.5898.4981,7%8,6%4,9%5,1%
712Hyundai1.4255.26730,6%-2,4%4,4%3,1%
89Ford1.3986.28114,6%-2,5%4,3%3,7%
97Skoda1.3927.66214,6%16,8%4,3%4,6%
108Mercedes1.2296.7760,5%15,7%3,8%4,0%
1111Renault1.1425.623-9,1%9,1%3,5%3,3%
1210Nissan8805.87132,7%56,4%2,7%3,5%
1314Fiat8723.70635,0%6,9%2,7%2,2%
1413Peugeot8134.5220,6%34,5%2,5%2,7%
1515Opel6883.28943,3%15,7%2,1%2,0%
1617Mitsubishi5922.608-23,7%4,6%1,8%1,6%
1716Subaru5172.66537,5%16,4%1,6%1,6%
1818Citroen4992.57412,9%-5,0%1,5%1,5%
1920Dacia4442.302-8,3%-5,3%1,4%1,4%
2019Mazda3962.3337,3%3,1%1,2%1,4%
2121Seat3261.93820,7%23,5%1,0%1,2%
2222Honda2951.90410,5%6,8%0,9%1,1%
2324Mini2591.13294,7%55,7%0,8%0,7%
2423Suzuki2081.1580,0%-8,4%0,6%0,7%
2527Jeep150587183,0%93,1%0,5%0,3%
2629Tesla142432215,6%257,0%0,4%0,3%
2725Porsche11373598,2%68,2%0,4%0,4%
2828Land Rover10151744,3%-24,9%0,3%0,3%
2926Lexus9768947,0%54,8%0,3%0,4%
3031Lancia39155-11,4%-18,4%0,1%0,1%
3133Jaguar24108-17,2%-6,1%0,1%0,1%
3235Chevrolet235827,8%-93,3%0,1%0,0%
3330Smart122011100,0%1575,0%0,0%0,1%
3434Alfa Romeo859-42,9%-23,4%0,0%0,0%
3537Iveco6220,0%-37,1%0,0%0,0%
3636Cadillac449#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%
3638Maserati42033,3%-41,2%0,0%0,0%
3741Morgan312-70,0%-50,7%0,0%0,0%
3739Aston Martin316200,0%128,6%0,0%0,0%
3740Lamborghini314#DIV/0!332,0%0,0%0,0%
3740Lotus314200,0%384,2%0,0%0,0%
3842Rolls-Royce26#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%
Rank JunRank H1GroupJun 2015H1 2015Var JunVar H1Share JunShare H1
11Volkswagen7.85944.6665,5%12,6%24,4%26,6%
22Geely Group6.59633.35215,6%10,6%20,4%19,9%
34Hyundai-Kia3.01413.76513,6%4,1%9,3%8,2%
43Renault-Nissan2.46613.7962,6%21,6%7,6%8,2%
55Toyota2.17711.06924,8%10,3%6,7%6,6%
66BMW2.06311.01624,4%12,1%6,4%6,6%
79Ford1.3986.28114,6%-2,5%4,3%3,7%
87PSA1.3127.0965,0%16,9%4,1%4,2%
98Mercedes Daimler1.2416.9771,4%18,8%3,8%4,2%
1010FCA1.0794.54939,0%9,2%3,3%2,7%
Rank JunRank H1ModelJun 2015H1 2015Share JunShare H1
11Volvo V702.47813.6418,0%8,4%
22Volkswagen Golf1.73410.0395,6%6,2%
34Volvo XC601.5407.2675,0%4,5%
45Volvo S/V601.4526.7744,7%4,2%
53Volkswagen Passat1.1057.8933,6%4,9%
66Volvo V407564.6132,4%2,8%
77Toyota Auris6453.3442,1%2,1%
810Audi A65972.6871,9%1,7%
98Kia Cee’d5963.0821,9%1,9%
1011BMW 3 Series5462.6651,8%1,6%
119Skoda Octavia4982.7571,6%1,7%
1220Toyota Avensis4951.9051,6%1,2%
1330Hyundai i304481.2941,5%0,8%
1412Skoda Fabia4352.5281,4%1,6%
1519Renault Captur4231.9671,4%1,2%
1615Toyota Yaris3922.2441,3%1,4%
1718Ford Focus3862.0951,3%1,3%
1813BMW 5 Series3772.3721,2%1,5%
1914Nissan Qashqai3692.3271,2%1,4%
2017Audi A43682.1701,2%1,3%
2127Mitsubishi Outlander3591.4781,2%0,9%
2224Audi A33541.7461,1%1,1%
2316Renault Clio3532.2051,1%1,4%
2422Volkswagen Polo3521.8011,1%1,1%
2557Volvo XC903346951,1%0,4%
2631Kia Rio3291.2431,1%0,8%
2721Peugeot 3083121.8931,0%1,2%
2837Hyundai i203041.1371,0%0,7%
2932Ford Fiesta2931.2190,9%0,8%
3036Ford Mondeo2911.1380,9%0,7%

 

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