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New car sales figures

Beginning with a comparison of new car registration figures for the last full month versus the same month last year, we provide a comprehensive view of the health of the UK market.

Also, AM here presents latest information on the year-to-date situation as well as looking at individual brands, including the best and worst performers to-date and an Aston Martin-to-Volvo run down of brand performance for the last month and year-to-date using data supplied by the SMMT.

Total SMMT data by month, with current year compared to last year
Source: SMMT
2017
2016
2017 2016 % change
Jun 280,803 292,466 -3.99%
May 213,247 232,065 -8.11%
Apr 174,701 217,385 -19.64%
Mar 625,653 582,620 +7.39%
Feb 96,406 97,286 -0.90%
Jan 195,927 190,780 +2.70%

Top five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
Ford Motor Company 22,778 9,909 71,837 16,183 20,514 27,095
Vauxhall Motors 13,870 6,299 46,564 10,732 14,041 20,981
Volkswagen UK 12,967 7,326 39,485 9,954 15,656 22,639
Mercedes-Benz UK 13,048 6,099 35,690 13,345 14,660 15,715
BMW 8,489 6,119 34,873 11,277 12,731 19,149

Bottom five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
Chevrolet UK 0 0 18 13 4 7
Lamborghini 11 6 6 16 15 14
Morgan 13 10 12 50 14 28
Lotus 25 24 39 29 2 46
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 36 6 90 20 34 30

New car sales figures: year to date

The graph below shows the progression of new car sales year-on-year from 2012 to the last full month of the current year. Below the graph is a total annual registrations and the percentage change from year-to-year.

This is followed by a breakdown from the SMMT of registrations by sales type, retail, business and fleet for the last month and year-to-date.

SMMT data by year up to current year
Source: SMMT

Total annual registrations: 2001 to current year

Total annual registrations % change
2017 1,401,811 -47.94%
2016 2,692,786 +2.25%
2015 2,633,503 +6.34%
2014 2,476,435 +9.35%
2013 2,264,737 +10.77%
2012 2,044,609 +5.32%
2011 1,941,253 -4.41%
2010 2,030,846 +1.80%
2009 1,994,999 -6.42%
2008 2,131,795 -11.32%
2007 2,404,007 +2.52%
2006 2,344,864 -3.89%
2005 2,439,717 -4.97%
2004 2,567,269 -0.46%
2003 2,579,050 +0.60%
2002 2,563,619 +4.26%
2001 2,458,769 N/A

Private, fleet and business new car sales figures

Jun Total Private Fleet Business
2017 243,454 95,309 138,914 9,231
2016 255,766 103,385 142,316 10,065
% change -4.81% -7.81% -2.39% -8.29%
Mkt share 2017 39.15% 57.06% 3.79%
Mkt share 2016 40.42% 55.64% 3.94%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2017 1,401,811 617,679 728,582 55,550
2016 1,420,636 649,059 717,512 54,065
% change -1.33% -4.83% +1.54% +2.75%
Mkt share 2017 44.06% 51.97% 3.96%
Mkt share 2016 45.69% 50.51% 3.81%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

UK new car registration figures by brand by month and year-to-date

Marque Jun
2017
% Market
share
Jun
2016
% Market
share
% change YTD
2017
% Market
share
YTD
2016
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 438 0.18% 409 0.17% +7.09% 2,293 0.16% 2,005 0.14% +14.36%
Alfa Romeo 448 0.18% 415 0.17% +7.95% 2,701 0.19% 2,705 0.19% -0.15%
Aston Martin 112 0.05% 85 0.03% +31.76% 982 0.07% 467 0.03% +110.28%
Audi 15,081 6.19% 14,503 5.96% +3.99% 89,719 6.40% 89,521 6.30% +0.22%
Bentley Motors 168 0.07% 188 0.08% -10.64% 968 0.07% 961 0.07% +0.73%
BMW 19,149 7.87% 18,712 7.69% +2.34% 92,638 6.61% 91,610 6.45% +1.12%
Chevrolet UK 7 0.00% 0 0.00% +100.00% 42 0.00% 3 0.00% +1,300.00%
Citroen UK 4,685 1.92% 6,005 2.47% -21.98% 29,849 2.13% 37,781 2.66% -20.99%
Dacia 2,845 1.17% 1,957 0.80% +45.38% 14,387 1.03% 13,445 0.95% +7.01%
DS 872 0.36% 1,772 0.73% -50.79% 5,146 0.37% 9,436 0.66% -45.46%
Ferrari 110 0.05% 92 0.04% +19.57% 562 0.04% 483 0.03% +16.36%
Fiat 5,062 2.08% 6,442 2.65% -21.42% 28,695 2.05% 33,324 2.35% -13.89%
Ford Motor Company 27,095 11.13% 30,244 12.42% -10.41% 168,316 12.01% 171,192 12.05% -1.68%
Honda 5,043 2.07% 5,144 2.11% -1.96% 29,227 2.08% 32,449 2.28% -9.93%
Hyundai Motor UK 7,965 3.27% 8,294 3.41% -3.97% 50,100 3.57% 48,077 3.38% +4.21%
Infiniti 383 0.16% 569 0.23% -32.69% 2,132 0.15% 1,565 0.11% +36.23%
Jaguar 2,960 1.22% 2,922 1.20% +1.30% 20,390 1.45% 16,597 1.17% +22.85%
Jeep 363 0.15% 1,473 0.61% -75.36% 3,792 0.27% 7,600 0.53% -50.11%
Kia Motors (UK) 7,972 3.27% 8,403 3.45% -5.13% 50,650 3.61% 46,343 3.26% +9.29%
Lamborghini 14 0.01% 50 0.02% -72.00% 68 0.00% 161 0.01% -57.76%
Land Rover 6,201 2.55% 5,669 2.33% +9.38% 45,675 3.26% 42,559 3.00% +7.32%
Lexus 1,161 0.48% 1,370 0.56% -15.26% 6,442 0.46% 7,416 0.52% -13.13%
Lotus 46 0.02% 9 0.00% +411.11% 165 0.01% 140 0.01% +17.86%
Maserati GB 107 0.04% 162 0.07% -33.95% 963 0.07% 712 0.05% +35.25%
Mazda Motors UK 3,255 1.34% 4,014 1.65% -18.91% 22,561 1.61% 26,381 1.86% -14.48%
McLaren 56 0.02% 0 0.00% +100.00% 264 0.02% 0 0.00% +100.00%
Mercedes-Benz UK 15,715 6.46% 15,566 6.39% +0.96% 98,557 7.03% 88,603 6.24% +11.23%
MG 314 0.13% 336 0.14% -6.55% 1,993 0.14% 1,896 0.13% +5.12%
Mini UK 9,015 3.70% 8,718 3.58% +3.41% 34,988 2.50% 33,963 2.39% +3.02%
Mitsubishi Motors 1,361 0.56% 1,257 0.52% +8.27% 8,916 0.64% 10,544 0.74% -15.44%
Morgan 28 0.01% 23 0.01% +21.74% 127 0.01% 155 0.01% -18.06%
Nissan Motor (GB) 13,067 5.37% 13,785 5.66% -5.21% 85,085 6.07% 78,582 5.53% +8.28%
Other UK 482 0.20% 320 0.13% +50.63% 2,273 0.16% 1,326 0.09% +71.42%
Peugeot Motor Company 7,688 3.16% 8,773 3.60% -12.37% 47,546 3.39% 54,776 3.86% -13.20%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 1,302 0.53% 1,002 0.41% +29.94% 7,557 0.54% 6,712 0.47% +12.59%
Renault (UK) 7,316 3.01% 9,156 3.76% -20.10% 40,824 2.91% 44,570 3.14% -8.40%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 30 0.01% 41 0.02% -26.83% 216 0.02% 204 0.01% +5.88%
Seat UK 4,901 2.01% 4,245 1.74% +15.45% 29,491 2.10% 24,634 1.73% +19.72%
Skoda Auto 7,512 3.09% 9,035 3.71% -16.86% 42,558 3.04% 42,233 2.97% +0.77%
Smart 881 0.36% 1,005 0.41% -12.34% 5,987 0.43% 5,743 0.40% +4.25%
SsangYong 362 0.15% 392 0.16% -7.65% 2,276 0.16% 2,342 0.16% -2.82%
Subaru 202 0.08% 325 0.13% -37.85% 1,412 0.10% 1,828 0.13% -22.76%
Suzuki GB 3,486 1.43% 3,358 1.38% +3.81% 21,817 1.56% 19,944 1.40% +9.39%
Toyota (GB) 9,556 3.93% 9,928 4.08% -3.75% 56,428 4.03% 54,504 3.84% +3.53%
Vauxhall Motors 20,981 8.62% 25,578 10.51% -17.97% 112,487 8.02% 132,947 9.36% -15.39%
Volkswagen UK 22,639 9.30% 19,196 7.88% +17.94% 108,027 7.71% 109,566 7.71% -1.40%
Volvo Car UK 5,018 2.06% 4,824 1.98% +4.02% 24,519 1.75% 22,629 1.59% +8.35%
Citroen's monthly registration included DS May 2015. As the Citroen result for April 2015 is for both brands.
please combine the Citroen and DS registrations for April 2015 when comparing year-to-year.