Germany Vehicles Sales in 2017 at the highest level in this decade near 3.5 million. Volkswagen and Audi has lost terrain while Dacia, Suzuki and Peugeot have been the stars of the year. Even Alfa Romeo scored positively (after years of falls) in 30th place.
Germany’s economy performed robustly in the third quarter on the back of strong foreign demand; the domestic economy, however, appeared to slow slightly. Private consumption in Q3 contracted somewhat in quarter-on-quarter terms despite high levels of consumer confidence and declining unemployment. Early data for the final quarter of the year suggests that growth momentum is slowing in the final stretch of 2017. Industrial production contracted in October, and business confidence unexpectedly slipped in December, possibly linked to political uncertainty.
German vehicles market volume record was established in the 2009, but in the recent years the market has steady growth, reporting an increase from the 2.95 million cars sold in the 2013 to the 3.43 million in the 2017 (+2.7% from the previous year), with further expected growth in the current and next year.
At brand wise, following the awful start of the year, Volkswagen and Audi have lost share, ranking first and third respectively with 634.270 sales (-3.3%) and 283.15 (-2.2%), while Mercedes is second place gained 4.8% with 326.188 sales.
In fourth place BMW with 261.565 sales (+0.0%) followed by Ford with 246.589 (+2.8%), Opel with 243.715 (+0.0%), Skoda with 194.230 (+4.3%), Renault with 135.456 units (+8.1%), Hyundai with 108.518 (+1.2%) and in 10th place Seat with 108.203 (+10.9%).
At model-wise, the top seller Volkswagen Golf has lost 4.6% in the year to date figure with 222.000 sales. In second place the Volkswagen Tiguan with 71.437 units (+11.7%) followed by the Volkswagen Passat with 70.196 units (-11.9%) and the Mercedes C Class with 67.053 sales (+1.2%).
Tables with sales figures
In the tables below we report sales for all Brands, top 10 Manufacturers Group and top 10 Models