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Dealer new car sales per franchised outlet

Taking the SMMT's monthly new car registration figures for each of the major manufacturers and the number of new car franchised outlets for each of these in the UK we present here the average registration total for each outlet per month.

Here you'll find all-brand averages over time and can analyse the results by brand.

All-market average new car sales per outlet

Source: SMMT
2017
2016

All-market average new car sales per outlet

AVG Jan Feb Mar
2017 34.64 16.49 111.57
2016 33.08 16.26 101.11

Top five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Mercedes-Benz UK 105.23 49.19 287.82
Audi 102.42 45.94 270.76
BMW 58.14 41.91 238.86
Nissan Motor (GB) 58.35 25.81 189.43
Volkswagen UK 58.41 33.00 177.86

Bottom five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Lamborghini 1.38 0.75 0.75
Lotus 1.39 1.33 2.17
Subaru 2.54 0.69 10.09
Abarth 2.56 1.49 10.90
MG 3.11 1.68 11.35


New car sales per outlet

To achieve a whole-market view of new car sales per outlet AM has taken the total number of new car sales so far this year and divided by the total number of new car franchised outlets in the UK, giving an average figure per dealership for all brands submitting data to the SMMT.

The year-on-year figures, together with the percentage variation, is given below in a table, from 2012.

Source: SMMT
Total new car sales Total franchised outlets New car sales per outlet % Change
2017 820,016 5,040 162.70 -69.00%
2016 2,692,786 5,130 524.91 +1.85%
2015 2,633,503 5,110 515.36 +6.26%
2014 2,476,435 5,106 485.00 +25.44%
2012 2,044,609 5,288 386.65 +5.84%
2011 1,941,253 5,314 365.31 -2.05%
2010 2,030,846 5,445 372.97 +2.54%
2009 1,994,999 5,485 363.72 -7.00%
2008 2,131,795 5,451 391.08 -5.70%
2007 2,404,007 5,797 414.70 +5.16%
2006 2,344,864 5,946 394.36 -6.68%
2005 2,439,717 5,773 422.61 -3.98%
2004 2,567,269 5,833 440.13 +0.82%
2003 2,579,050 5,908 436.54 -2.32%
2002 2,563,619 5,736 446.93 -99.98%
2001 2,458,769 1 2,458,769.00 N/A

YTD new car sales per outlet

Source: SMMT
Total new car sales Total franchised outlets New car sales per outlet % Change
2017 820,016 5,040 162.70 +8.15%
2016 771,780 5,130 150.44 +4.65%
2015 734,588 5,110 143.75 +6.66%
2014 688,122 5,106 134.77 +26.46%
2012 563,556 5,288 106.57 +1.43%
2011 558,336 5,314 105.07 -6.45%
2010 611,548 5,445 112.31 +28.24%
2009 480,358 5,485 87.58 -30.14%
2008 683,349 5,451 125.36 +5.56%
2007 688,476 5,797 118.76 +5.52%
2006 669,206 5,946 112.55 -7.37%
2005 701,505 5,773 121.51 -6.25%
2004 756,005 5,833 129.61 +7.41%
2003 712,940 5,908 120.67 -4.22%
2002 722,706 5,736 125.99 -99.98%
2001 675,083 1 675,083.00 N/A