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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
20172016% change
Oct11207,118-99.99%
Sep84,070529,553-84.12%
Aug92,05297,025-5.13%
Jul186,763203,029-8.01%
Jun280,803292,466-3.99%
May213,247232,065-8.11%
Apr174,701217,385-19.64%
Mar625,653582,620+7.39%
Feb96,40697,286-0.90%
Jan195,927190,780+2.70%

Top five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
Jul
2017
Aug
2017
Sep
2017
Oct
2017
Ford Motor Company22,7789,90971,83716,18320,51427,09516,9349,2345,2310
Volkswagen UK12,9677,32639,4859,95415,65622,639 14,0946,9238,2000
Vauxhall Motors13,8706,29946,56410,73214,04120,98111,5286,6784,5640
Mercedes-Benz UK13,0486,09935,69013,34514,66015,71511,6174,7384,8720
Audi11,6765,23730,86713,09413,76415,08112,8966,3016,4070

Bottom five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
Jul
2017
Aug
2017
Sep
2017
Oct
2017
Chevrolet UK001813477400
Lamborghini116616151418900
Morgan131012501428281150
Lotus25243929246281510
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars36690203430466100

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
20171,714,109 -36.34%
20162,692,786 +2.25%
20152,633,503 +6.34%
20142,476,435 +9.35%
20132,264,737 +10.77%
2012 2,044,609 +5.32%
20111,941,253 -4.41%
20102,030,846 +1.80%
20091,994,999 -6.42%
20082,131,795 -11.32%
20072,404,007 +2.52%
20062,344,864 -3.89%
20052,439,717 -4.97%
20042,567,269 -0.46%
20032,579,050 +0.60%
20022,563,619 +4.26%
20012,458,769N/A

Private, fleet and business new car sales figures

OctTotalPrivateFleetBusiness
2017110110
2016180,16877,78796,4745,907
% change-99.99%-100.00%-99.99%-100.00%
Mkt share 20170.00%100.00%0.00%
Mkt share 201643.17%53.55%3.28%
Year-to-dateTotalPrivateFleetBusiness
20171,714,109755,588895,33963,182
20162,330,6631,060,5601,179,30990,794
% change-26.45%-28.76%-24.08%-30.41%
Mkt share 201744.08%52.23%3.69%
Mkt share 201645.50%50.60%3.90%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

MarqueOct
2017
% Market
share
Oct
2016
% Market
share
% changeYTD
2017
% Market
share
YTD
2016
% Market
share
% change
Jaguar11100.00%2,98127,100.00%-99.63%24,114100.00%29,397100.00%-17.97%
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.