Australia 2021. Market Rises In Double-digits, With MG Outperforming Impressively

Australian car market
The 2020 Mazda 2

Australian Auto market in 2021 rises by 14.5% with 1.05 million sales, reporting a very strong year, with negative performance only in Q4. MG reports the most impressive performance, gaining 155.9%.

Market Trend

The Australian car market this year recovered from the pandemic crash of 2020 and reported a very promising performance all year except for Q4, when sales dropped in double-digits.

The market (passenger cars+LCVs) has moderately expanded in the 2012-2017 time period. Indeed, annual car passenger sales grew from 1,072,000 in 2012 to 1,178,546 in 2017, with is the current all-time Record.

However, in 2018 the market embarked on a negative pathway, reporting a 3.2% loss, while in 2019, mirroring the shy economic environment, registrations fell at the lowest volume since 2011.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic sales fell in  2020. In fact, sales have been 916,878, reporting a decline of 13.8% compared to 2019.

In 2021 the year started positively for the Australian market, in fact, in Q1 263,648 units have been sold, reporting a 13% increase in sales compared to Q1 2020, and in Q2 sales kept growing, reporting a 45.3% increase in sales with 303,820 units due to the low volumes in Q2 2020.

In Q3 sales rose 22.9% sales with 248,672 units, while in Q4 the market dropped 14.1% with 233,691 units.

Indeed, Full-Year sales for 2021 have been 1.05 million, reporting a 14.5% increase compared to 2020.

Australia quarterly sales variation
Australia quarterly sales variation

Brand-wise, this year the leader Toyota (+9.2%) lost 1% market share, followed by Mazda (+18.1%), which gained 0.3% share. Hyundai on the other hand lost 0.1% share, gaining 12.4%.  Ford remained in 4th place (+19.8%), followed by Kia which gained 21.2%.

Mitsubishi gained 16.1%, followed by Nissan (+7.7%) and Volkswagen which gained 3.8% sales. Closing the leaderboard we have MG gaining 155.9% this year and Subaru rising 17.5%.

The most sold vehicle this year has been the Toyota Hilux (+16.9%) with 52,801 units sold, followed by the Ford Ranger, which gained 22.7% registering 50,279 new sales this year. The Toyota Rav4 (-7.2%) closes the podium and reports 35,751 new units sold.

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for all Brands, top 10 Groups, and top 10 Models.

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