Belgium 2014: Recovering in December the market ended flat on the previous year

Belgium Automotive Industry

Belgium Automotive Industry in 2014 was flat thanks to December sales rush. As in the entire Europe a new brand, with an “old” name is fast growing. It is made in US and with the Renegade will be the 2015 hero as well.

In December 2014 according to data released by FEBIAC total new Passengers Cars sold have been 26.990, up 7.6% from the correspondent month last year.

Full Year 2014 sales in Belgium have been 482.318, down 0.8% from 2013.

In December Volkswagen sold 3.728 cars (+62.7%) ending the year with 49.103 units (-1.9%) and 10.1% of market share.

Second was Renault with December sales at 3.117 (+19.2%) and full year at 44.112 (-3.4%).

Any year people in Opel Belgium are pushed hard by the year-end bonus. So, despite 2014 push was lower than in the previous year, in December Opel jumped in third place with 2.017 sales (-11.6%). In the year Opel was 6th with 31.876 cars sold (-5.0%).

December was almost positive for several players, starting from the fast growing stars, here and in the entire continent, Jeep. The American has sold 179 units (+517.2%) and is now in 23rd place. They are still low volumes, but an impressive trend.

As far as the Car Groups performance and ranking, the December leader was Volkswagen with 24.6% of share, ahead of Renault-Nissan at 17.7% and P.S.A. at 13.0%.

As far as the Best-selling models ranking, the December leader was the BMW Series 3, with 2.252 sales (+129.3%) followed by the Renault Scenic with 2.163 (+100.3%) and the Citroen C4 Picasso with 1.651 (+260.5%).

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for all Brands and top 10 Manufacturers Group.


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