we’re Already well into the first month of 2017, so we need to leave behind in 2016 and try to improve ourselves in this new year that awaits us. But to outdo ourselves, we must look back and to analyze the complete period. In this way, a few days ago we reviewed the behavior of the automotive sector in our country, as well as which have been the compact SUV and urban more sold in Spain.
Now we are going to review the performance of the sector, as well as the increases and decreases most notable in sales at the level of the European Union in 2016 is concerned. First, we can say that little by little the so harmed and important sector of the automobile for the economy are recovering.
And not what we say, but sales data, since the car market recorded a growth of 6.8% in comparison with the values obtained in 2015. In total, during the 366 days of 2016 (leap year), in the European Union were marketed 14.641.356 cars, this being the third consecutive year with records positive. We must also take into account that the uncertainty for the Brexit could have caused some nervousness on the potential buyers. Italy and Spain were the national markets with the greatest increase, achieving a 15.8 % and 10.9 % respectively.
manufacturer that more vehicles have been sold in the EU during has been Volkswagen Group, , delivering nothing less than 3,5 million cars, representing a growth of 3.5 % over 2015. But we must keep in mind that the market has grown by 6.8 % as we have already said, having lost a few points in its market share. Without a doubt, the dieselgate has been noticed within the German giant. In sales units is concerned, in second place would be the Renault Group with 1,496 million cars registered, and, very closely, in third place is the PSA Group with 1,496 million cars sold.
In market share, older growths of manufacturers have come by the Renault Group (goes from 9.7 to 10.2 %), FCA Group (goes from 6.2 to 6.7 %) and Daimler (goes from 5.8 to 6.2 %). We must also take into account the Group Jaguar-Land Rover (passes of 1.3 to 1.5 %). On the opposite side, the manufacturers that more market share they have lost in this exercise of 2016 are PSA and the aforementioned Volkswagen Group, falling 0.7 % in both cases.
By brands, which share have won in 2016 with respect to 2015 are Renault, which increased by 0.4 % (goes from the 7 to 7.4 %), and Mercedes, which increases its share by 0.3 % (passes of 5.2 to 5.5 %). Important to the increase of Jaguar, improving its share by 0.2 % (passes of 0.3 to 0.5 %, so the growth is very large). biggest falls in fee market for the brand Volkswagen, which falls to 0.8 % (goes from the 12.1 per cent to 11.3), Peugeot, which falls by 0.3 % (passes of 6.1 to 5.8 %), and Citroën, which also falls 0.3 % (goes from 3.9 to 3.6 %).
Between the three Premium brands German (Audi, BMW and Mercedes) there is always a “picnic” to see which one is the one that achieves more sales. In the EU, sold the most has been Mercedes with 807.336 units, followed by Audi with 803.520 sales, leaving BMW in third place with 784.395 dealings. Mercedes has turned back to the table, and is that closed off 2015 in the final position of these three brands. The three have improved their sales, as compared to 2015, but the best work he has done has been, with difference Mercedes, that has increased its sales records in no less than 14.2 %, moving from a market share of 5.2 to 5.5 %.
The only brands that have obtained worst records in 2016 than in 2015 have been Volkswagen (0.5% less), Citroën (1 % less), DS (amazing 12.7% of fall), Nissan (0.8% less), and Mitsubishi (important fall of 14 %).
– Source ANFAC