Top 25 World’s Car Markets boomed 15% in January 2013

In January 2013, total World’s light passenger vehicles market (cars, pick-ups and light commercials) grew at 6.6 million units, up 14.2% from last year, following a full year 2012 record at 80.0 million.

Top 25 World’s Car Markets in January sold 5.9 million sales, up 15.8% from last. However statistics were influenced by the anomalous trend in the Chinese market. Indeed, in the Asian giant the year-end holidays this year arrived in February while in 2012 in January. The two months must be read together to have a clear picture of Chinese momentum.

Around the world there are hot areas and others very cold. Asean zone posts three countries in the Top 25, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, and all are fast growing.

Middle East was represented by Saudi Arabia, ranked 19th in January, soaring by 28%. All the zone is hot, with United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman all posting robust growth (to have more info on these market, just click on the link).

In North America, USA started the year strong again and Mexico confirmed the momentum with a steady growing trend around 10% per month. Canada took a break, losing 2%, after a long string of steady growth.

In South America, Brazil boomed while Argentina confirmed the negative momentum started last year.

In Europe, Germany was down 9.0% and together Italy and France is pushing down the zone, in spite the United Kingdom posted another positive month. Out of EU Community, Russia was growing again, but only 5%, while Turkey started 2013 with a strong increase from last year.

In the table below, the exclusive focus2move Top 25 World’s Car Market report. Featured since the February edition by Automotive News:

Rank Jan

Rank Dec

Rank 2012

Country

Jan 2013

Q1 2012

Q2 2012

Q3 2102

Q4 2012

FY 2012

Jan 2013

1

1

1

China

2.034.500

-2,9%

9,3%

4,5%

10,4%

5,2%

45,3%

2

2

2

USA

1.043.192

13,3%

16,2%

13,9%

10,3%

13,4%

14,4%

3

3

3

Japan

382.836

47,6%

65,5%

18,2%

0,0%

30,1%

-5,9%

4

4

4

Brazil

296.853

-0,6%

0,0%

16,3%

7,7%

6,1%

17,5%

5

7

7

India

234.235

14,8%

9,3%

3,4%

9,8%

9,6%

-4,7%

6

5

5

Germany

206.350

1,3%

0,1%

-7,0%

-5,6%

-2,8%

-9,0%

7

6

6

Russia

162.077

18,6%

11,7%

12,9%

2,1%

10,7%

5,8%

8

8

9

France

154.303

-19,4%

-6,6%

-11,8%

-14,6%

-13,3%

-14,1%

9

9

8

United Kingdom

159.692

-0,9%

3,8%

6,8%

6,2%

3,8%

11,5%

10

12

12

Italy

121.625

-22,1%

-19,9%

-22,6%

-17,8%

-20,6%

-18,3%

11

13

13

Thailand

117.419

34,5%

58,4%

65,7%

205,6%

80,8%

54,0%

12

11

11

South Korea

116.713

-6,6%

-3,4%

-12,4%

6,1%

-4,1%

5,0%

13

18

18

Argentina

104.924

6,5%

-7,1%

-13,2%

-7,5%

-5,2%

-3,4%

14

10

10

Canada

95.445

8,4%

6,3%

5,9%

2,5%

5,8%

-2,1%

15

14

14

Australia

85.430

4,6%

14,2%

6,6%

12,6%

9,5%

11,4%

16

15

15

Mexico

84.269

10,8%

13,1%

9,8%

4,1%

9,0%

11,9%

17

16

16

Indonesia

77.238

10,4%

47,6%

9,7%

36,0%

24,8%

21,0%

18

17

17

Iran

67.076

-18,7%

-17,0%

-17,0%

-11,3%

-16,0%

-8,0%

19

21

21

Saudi Arabia

65.069

10,5%

19,5%

19,9%

24,1%

18,5%

28,0%

20

24

24

The Netherland

55.051

-6,6%

10,1%

-21,5%

-25,6%

-9,1%

-30,1%

21

25

25

Belgium

56.152

-12,4%

-13,0%

-10,9%

-22,5%

-14,6%

11,4%

22

19

19

Spain

54.294

-4,3%

-15,4%

-18,8%

-22,3%

-14,9%

-10,4%

23

23

23

South Africa

53.084

9,1%

11,7%

9,7%

5,8%

9,0%

10,0%

24

22

22

Malaysia

55.066

-13,3%

19,8%

1,7%

15,6%

5,4%

40,0%

25

20

20

Turkey

35.523

-25,3%

-14,4%

5,0%

-8,7%

-10,9%

20,2%

Top 25 car market

5.918.415

4,2%

9,8%

6,1%

6,6%

6,7%

15,8%

Data referred to Iran are our best estimate, while all other countries are elaborated on last official released.

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