Hong Kong. Toyota consolidating leadership in market down 9.6%

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Hong Kong Auto sales

Hong Kong Auto sales in 2019 declined from the previous year, despite an impressive first half. Indeed, Total sales in 2019 have been 38.180, down 9.6% from the previous year. Toyota dominated the market reaching 31.9% of share, while Tesla landed in 6th place.

 

Economic Environment

Hong Kong’s economy contracted by 1.2% for 2019 as a whole, the first annual decline since 2009. In the first half of 2019, the economy grew only modestly by 0.6% year-on-year amid softening global economic growth and elevated US-Mainland trade tensions. The economy then worsened abruptly and recorded sharp contractions of 2.8% and 2.9% respectively in the third and fourth quarters, as the local social incidents involving violence dealt a heavy blow to economic sentiment and consumption- and tourism-related activities.

 

Market Trend

In 2018, Hong Kong’s vehicles market reported a moderate fall after the previous’ year shy recovery, registering 42.222 units.

In 2019, the market started at an outstanding pace, while in the second half registrations fell sharply, dragging the Full-year on a negative path. Indeed, according to the Hong Kong Department of Transportations (HKDT), Total sales in 2019 have been 38.180, down 9.6% from the previous year.

Brand-wise, Toyota consolidated the leadership – despite losing 5% – raising the market share at 31.9%, ending the year with 12.168 units sold.

Mercedes held the second place ahead of Honda, but both brands dropped down by near 20%, holding respectively 12% and 10.6% of market share. In fourth place, BMW with 10%, ahead of Nissan with 4.4%, and the fast-growing Tesla.

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Rank 2019Rank 2018BrandSales 2019+/- YTDShare 2019
11Toyota12.168-5,0%31,88%
22Mercedes4.626-19,5%12,12%
33Honda4.057-22,0%10,63%
44BMW3.815-3,5%9,99%
56Nissan1.682-0,4%4,41%
624Tesla1.3951062,5%3,65%
78Lexus1.169-9,9%3,06%
85Audi1.044-46,7%2,74%
99Kia947-12,2%2,48%
107Volkswagen944-39,8%2,47%
1110Porsche864-19,6%2,26%
1211Mazda734-25,4%1,92%
1316Suzuki677121,2%1,77%
1412Land Rover541-24,9%1,42%
1414Subaru541-0,7%1,42%
1521Hyundai486159,9%1,27%
1615Mini414-21,9%1,08%
1713Volvo400-33,4%1,05%
1820Infiniti25127,4%0,66%
1919Mitsubishi214-13,0%0,56%
2017Jaguar184-33,6%0,48%
2118Maserati179-35,1%0,47%
2227Lamborghini171163,1%0,45%
2322Bentley168-9,7%0,44%
2426Ferrari832,5%0,22%
2523Renault74-49,0%0,19%
2630McLaren6755,8%0,18%
2729Rolls-Royce6650,0%0,17%
2825Ford53-47,0%0,14%
2932Smart4550,0%0,12%
3031Aston Martin33-5,7%0,09%
3135Jeep16100,0%0,04%
3233Alfa Romeo14-26,3%0,04%
3334Peugeot13-13,3%0,03%
3434Lotus11-26,7%0,03%
3537Fiat8300,0%0,02%
3638Dongfeng60,02%
3738Alpine30,01%
3736Maxus3-57,1%0,01%
3837Isuzu20,0%0,01%
3828SsangYong2-96,7%0,01%

Rank 2019Rank 2018GroupSales 2019+/- 2019Share 2019
11Toyota Group13.337-5,5%34,93%
22Mercedes Daimler4.671-19,2%12,23%
35BMW4.295-5,1%11,25%
43Honda Motor4.057-22,0%10,63%
54Volkswagen Group3.191-34,2%8,36%
66Renault Nissan Alliance2.224-2,3%5,83%
77Hyundai-Kia1.43313,2%3,75%
814Tesla1.3951062,5%3,65%
99Mazda734-25,4%1,92%
108Tata725-27,3%1,90%