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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
2019
2018
2019 2018 % change
Jul 183,017 187,185 -2.23%
Jun 263,310 270,112 -2.52%
May 212,839 220,271 -3.37%
Apr 185,646 191,401 -3.01%
Mar 524,120 533,814 -1.82%
Feb 96,338 94,933 +1.48%
Jan 183,223 184,074 -0.46%

Top five brands

Jan
2019
Feb
2019
Mar
2019
Apr
2019
May
2019
Jun
2019
Jul
2019
Ford Motor Company 16,629 10,390 40,755 18,074 19,892 22,049 17,049
Volkswagen UK 13,224 7,960 38,335 15,161 15,737 20,474 15,183
Mercedes-Benz UK 12,249 6,088 33,536 11,739 14,431 14,947 12,056
Vauxhall Motors 12,250 4,905 37,769 10,639 13,461 15,540 10,398
BMW 9,553 6,870 30,330 10,868 12,415 19,985 9,198

Bottom five brands

Jan
2019
Feb
2019
Mar
2019
Apr
2019
May
2019
Jun
2019
Jul
2019
Chevrolet UK 0 2 1 1 12 5 2
Morgan 17 6 21 17 26 14 17
Lotus 7 0 26 21 25 52 12
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 34 5 79 24 33 26 27
Infiniti 32 16 45 37 33 40 38

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
2019 1,426,329 -39.74%
2018 2,367,144 -6.83%
2017 2,540,617 -5.65%
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

Jul Total Private Fleet Business
2019 157,169 66,325 87,308 3,536
2018 163,887 67,734 91,593 4,560
% change -4.10% -2.08% -4.68% -22.46%
Mkt share 2019 42.20% 55.55% 2.25%
Mkt share 2018 41.33% 55.89% 2.78%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2019 1,426,329 634,334 758,702 33,293
2018 1,477,881 654,720 769,542 53,619
% change -3.49% -3.11% -1.41% -37.91%
Mkt share 2019 44.47% 53.19% 2.33%
Mkt share 2018 44.30% 52.07% 3.63%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Jul
2019
% Market
share
Jul
2018
% Market
share
% change YTD
2019
% Market
share
YTD
2018
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 221 0.14% 305 0.19% -27.54% 2,108 0.15% 3,344 0.23% -36.96%
Alfa Romeo 235 0.15% 261 0.17% -9.96% 2,097 0.15% 2,798 0.19% -25.05%
Aston Martin 114 0.07% 121 0.08% -5.79% 970 0.07% 810 0.05% +19.75%
Audi 10,322 6.57% 13,460 8.56% -23.31% 91,451 6.41% 102,723 6.95% -10.97%
Bentley Motors 154 0.10% 246 0.16% -37.40% 966 0.07% 1,079 0.07% -10.47%
BMW 9,198 5.85% 9,978 6.35% -7.82% 99,219 6.96% 102,374 6.93% -3.08%
Chevrolet UK 2 0.00% 0 0.00% +100.00% 23 0.00% 28 0.00% -17.86%
Citroen UK 4,435 2.82% 3,431 2.18% +29.26% 33,857 2.37% 31,678 2.14% +6.88%
Dacia 1,445 0.92% 1,366 0.87% +5.78% 20,013 1.40% 14,983 1.01% +33.57%
DS 268 0.17% 216 0.14% +24.07% 2,099 0.15% 4,112 0.28% -48.95%
Ferrari 91 0.06% 72 0.05% +26.39% 687 0.05% 589 0.04% +16.64%
Fiat 1,475 0.94% 2,286 1.45% -35.48% 19,224 1.35% 22,232 1.50% -13.53%
Ford Motor Company 17,049 10.85% 16,028 10.20% +6.37% 144,838 10.15% 161,569 10.93% -10.36%
Honda 2,970 1.89% 3,636 2.31% -18.32% 28,049 1.97% 33,293 2.25% -15.75%
Hyundai Motor UK 5,649 3.59% 5,966 3.80% -5.31% 51,565 3.62% 57,007 3.86% -9.55%
Infiniti 38 0.02% 28 0.02% +35.71% 241 0.02% 579 0.04% -58.38%
Jaguar 2,515 1.60% 2,234 1.42% +12.58% 22,263 1.56% 20,386 1.38% +9.21%
Jeep 451 0.29% 299 0.19% +50.84% 3,688 0.26% 3,800 0.26% -2.95%
Kia Motors (UK) 7,115 4.53% 7,369 4.69% -3.45% 60,347 4.23% 58,875 3.98% +2.50%
Lamborghini 43 0.03% 66 0.04% -34.85% 298 0.02% 342 0.02% -12.87%
Land Rover 4,153 2.64% 3,843 2.45% +8.07% 46,245 3.24% 45,275 3.06% +2.14%
Lexus 1,118 0.71% 784 0.50% +42.60% 8,550 0.60% 7,692 0.52% +11.15%
Lotus 12 0.01% 13 0.01% -7.69% 143 0.01% 145 0.01% -1.38%
Maserati GB 77 0.05% 117 0.07% -34.19% 611 0.04% 847 0.06% -27.86%
Mazda Motors UK 2,772 1.76% 2,522 1.60% +9.91% 24,215 1.70% 24,403 1.65% -0.77%
McLaren 40 0.03% 68 0.04% -41.18% 322 0.02% 458 0.03% -29.69%
Mercedes-Benz UK 12,056 7.67% 11,395 7.25% +5.80% 105,046 7.36% 102,737 6.95% +2.25%
MG 1,040 0.66% 813 0.52% +27.92% 7,326 0.51% 5,099 0.35% +43.68%
Mini UK 2,983 1.90% 3,351 2.13% -10.98% 36,233 2.54% 37,476 2.54% -3.32%
Mitsubishi Motors 1,005 0.64% 1,513 0.96% -33.58% 10,789 0.76% 11,644 0.79% -7.34%
Morgan 17 0.01% 22 0.01% -22.73% 118 0.01% 136 0.01% -13.24%
Nissan Motor (GB) 6,191 3.94% 6,312 4.02% -1.92% 58,934 4.13% 65,893 4.46% -10.56%
Other UK 499 0.32% 142 0.09% +251.41% 1,834 0.13% 1,920 0.13% -4.48%
Peugeot Motor Company 5,666 3.61% 5,561 3.54% +1.89% 50,010 3.51% 50,550 3.42% -1.07%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 777 0.49% 758 0.48% +2.51% 7,562 0.53% 9,632 0.65% -21.49%
Renault (UK) 2,187 1.39% 3,196 2.03% -31.57% 34,300 2.40% 37,832 2.56% -9.34%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 27 0.02% 21 0.01% +28.57% 228 0.02% 269 0.02% -15.24%
Seat UK 5,391 3.43% 5,689 3.62% -5.24% 43,169 3.03% 41,585 2.81% +3.81%
Skoda Auto 5,302 3.37% 5,546 3.53% -4.40% 46,566 3.26% 47,943 3.24% -2.87%
Smart 388 0.25% 535 0.34% -27.48% 3,530 0.25% 4,366 0.30% -19.15%
SsangYong 82 0.05% 132 0.08% -37.88% 1,171 0.08% 1,757 0.12% -33.35%
Subaru 103 0.07% 112 0.07% -8.04% 1,466 0.10% 1,739 0.12% -15.70%
Suzuki GB 3,490 2.22% 4,519 2.88% -22.77% 23,827 1.67% 24,983 1.69% -4.63%
Toyota (GB) 8,134 5.18% 6,632 4.22% +22.65% 64,818 4.54% 63,031 4.26% +2.84%
Vauxhall Motors 10,398 6.62% 11,781 7.50% -11.74% 104,962 7.36% 109,731 7.42% -4.35%
Volkswagen UK 15,183 9.66% 16,761 10.66% -9.41% 126,074 8.84% 130,147 8.81% -3.13%
Volvo Car UK 4,288 2.73% 4,381 2.79% -2.12% 34,277 2.40% 27,986 1.89% +22.48%
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.