Poland 2020. Volvo contains the losses (-3.1%) in market down 52.8% in May

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Polish cars sales
Volvo-XC90-2020

Polish cars sales in May 2020 reported a moderate improvement from April’s drop, while the number of Covid-19 cases kept surging. Indeed, 20.834 units were sold in May (-52.8%), leading Year to Date figures to 141.722 (-36.4%). Volkswagen plummeted 75.3% while Volvo was the best performer.

Polish Car Market in May

While the number of total Covid-19 infections kept increasing throughout May, the car market managed to moderately improve from April 65.9% fall. Indeed, 20.834 units were sold in May (-52.8%), leading Year to Date figures to 141.722 (-36.4%).

Brand-wise, Toyota is back on top of the year to date ranking, while losing 43.2% in May. Sharp loss reported by Volkswagen (-75.3%) while Volvo was the best performer, down only 3.1%.

Post Covid19 Market Trend

In order to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, a national lockdown was introduced on March 25, after widespread business closure ordered on March 12. As a result, the market dropped down 39.5% in March with 29.164 units sold, leading Year to Date figures to 105.952 (-21.4%).

In April, despite lockdown measures, the virus kept spreading throughout the month, while the car market lost 65.9% with 15.073 sales.

Medium Terms Market Trend

Polish Vehicles market is characterized by a large used vehicles market and, unique in Europe, by a strong import of “fresh” used vehicles mainly arriving from Germany. However, in recent years, the research for lower emission vehicles and the increased income available for spending in mobility, have generated a strong demand for new cars boosting the market from 384.000 in the 2012 to 489.190 in the 2018.

However, this positive trend is not designed to end in short and in 2019 the market has further grown, flying for first time over the milestone of half a million units sold in a calendar year, hitting the 5th consecutive all-time record.

In 2020, according to data released by the local Association of Car Distributors, seems to have pushed the brakes, as year-to-date figures in February have been 76.585, down 12.8% from the previous year.

Tables with sales figures

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

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