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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
2018
2017
2018 2017 % change
Nov 187,651 190,027 -1.25%
Oct 182,077 183,160 -0.59%
Sep 392,659 483,538 -18.79%
Aug 110,375 92,052 +19.91%
Jul 187,185 186,763 +0.23%
Jun 270,112 280,803 -3.81%
May 220,271 213,247 +3.29%
Apr 191,401 174,701 +9.56%
Mar 533,814 625,653 -14.68%
Feb 94,933 96,406 -1.53%
Jan 184,074 195,927 -6.05%

Top five brands

Jan
2018
Feb
2018
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2018
Jul
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Aug
2018
Sep
2018
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Nov
2018
Ford Motor Company 19,654 12,046 50,257 20,114 21,136 22,334 16,028 11,208 33,326 16,820 14,666
Volkswagen UK 12,579 7,036 37,843 14,607 18,097 23,224 16,761 11,255 16,283 13,666 15,772
Vauxhall Motors 12,652 4,860 37,023 11,214 13,983 18,218 11,781 5,078 28,847 9,437 11,560
Mercedes-Benz UK 11,891 6,088 33,194 11,854 13,387 14,928 11,395 4,868 30,161 11,716 11,391
BMW 9,000 6,744 31,649 9,078 12,940 22,985 9,978 5,998 27,940 11,315 12,821

Bottom five brands

Jan
2018
Feb
2018
Mar
2018
Apr
2018
May
2018
Jun
2018
Jul
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2018
Sep
2018
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2018
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2018
Cadillac 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chevrolet UK 1 1 15 3 6 2 0 1 1 2 6
Morgan 10 14 26 20 26 18 22 71 9 4 11
Lotus 12 12 36 32 20 20 13 18 37 26 15
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 26 4 73 48 61 36 21 15 27 45 19

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
2018 2,222,921 -12.50%
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

Nov Total Private Fleet Business
2018 158,630 69,351 84,426 4,853
2017 163,541 74,063 85,010 4,468
% change -3.00% -6.36% -0.69% +8.62%
Mkt share 2018 43.72% 53.22% 3.06%
Mkt share 2017 45.29% 51.98% 2.73%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2018 2,222,921 997,546 1,138,956 86,419
2017 2,388,144 1,066,943 1,228,976 92,225
% change -6.92% -6.50% -7.32% -6.30%
Mkt share 2018 44.88% 51.24% 3.89%
Mkt share 2017 44.68% 51.46% 3.86%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Nov
2018
% Market
share
Nov
2017
% Market
share
% change YTD
2018
% Market
share
YTD
2017
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 344 0.22% 366 0.23% -6.01% 5,186 0.23% 4,169 0.17% +24.39%
Alfa Romeo 249 0.16% 391 0.25% -36.32% 3,903 0.18% 4,693 0.20% -16.83%
Aston Martin 86 0.05% 75 0.05% +14.67% 1,378 0.06% 1,393 0.06% -1.08%
Audi 6,841 4.31% 12,077 7.61% -43.36% 137,429 6.18% 164,311 6.88% -16.36%
Bentley Motors 115 0.07% 136 0.09% -15.44% 1,461 0.07% 1,631 0.07% -10.42%
BMW 12,821 8.08% 12,781 8.06% +0.31% 160,448 7.22% 161,630 6.77% -0.73%
Chevrolet UK 6 0.00% 2 0.00% +200.00% 38 0.00% 66 0.00% -42.42%
Citroen UK 2,872 1.81% 2,849 1.80% +0.81% 47,608 2.14% 49,275 2.06% -3.38%
Dacia 2,237 1.41% 1,466 0.92% +52.59% 22,279 1.00% 24,166 1.01% -7.81%
DS 100 0.06% 530 0.33% -81.13% 4,889 0.22% 8,805 0.37% -44.47%
Ferrari 67 0.04% 52 0.03% +28.85% 847 0.04% 833 0.03% +1.68%
Fiat 2,530 1.59% 1,914 1.21% +32.18% 33,675 1.51% 42,830 1.79% -21.38%
Ford Motor Company 14,666 9.25% 18,095 11.41% -18.95% 237,589 10.69% 271,855 11.38% -12.60%
Honda 2,970 1.87% 3,523 2.22% -15.70% 49,917 2.25% 51,269 2.15% -2.64%
Hyundai Motor UK 4,821 3.04% 6,509 4.10% -25.93% 85,916 3.87% 88,377 3.70% -2.78%
Infiniti 38 0.02% 204 0.13% -81.37% 725 0.03% 3,456 0.14% -79.02%
Jaguar 2,716 1.71% 2,654 1.67% +2.34% 34,715 1.56% 33,535 1.40% +3.52%
Jeep 467 0.29% 347 0.22% +34.58% 5,742 0.26% 6,119 0.26% -6.16%
Kia Motors (UK) 6,916 4.36% 5,978 3.77% +15.69% 91,954 4.14% 89,449 3.75% +2.80%
Lamborghini 57 0.04% 30 0.02% +90.00% 511 0.02% 240 0.01% +112.92%
Land Rover 6,339 4.00% 6,241 3.93% +1.57% 73,585 3.31% 78,467 3.29% -6.22%
Lexus 663 0.42% 775 0.49% -14.45% 11,985 0.54% 11,898 0.50% +0.73%
Lotus 15 0.01% 14 0.01% +7.14% 241 0.01% 268 0.01% -10.07%
Maserati GB 69 0.04% 124 0.08% -44.35% 1,194 0.05% 1,576 0.07% -24.24%
Mazda Motors UK 2,522 1.59% 2,091 1.32% +20.61% 37,584 1.69% 37,523 1.57% +0.16%
McLaren 23 0.01% 52 0.03% -55.77% 600 0.03% 544 0.02% +10.29%
Mercedes-Benz UK 11,391 7.18% 12,065 7.61% -5.59% 160,873 7.24% 170,543 7.14% -5.67%
MG 921 0.58% 472 0.30% +95.13% 8,399 0.38% 3,987 0.17% +110.66%
Mini UK 5,269 3.32% 6,094 3.84% -13.54% 59,810 2.69% 61,039 2.56% -2.01%
Mitsubishi Motors 1,843 1.16% 1,123 0.71% +64.11% 19,434 0.87% 14,865 0.62% +30.74%
Morgan 11 0.01% 26 0.02% -57.69% 231 0.01% 224 0.01% +3.13%
Nissan Motor (GB) 5,710 3.60% 7,823 4.93% -27.01% 97,343 4.38% 143,397 6.00% -32.12%
Other UK 182 0.11% 434 0.27% -58.06% 3,021 0.14% 4,240 0.18% -28.75%
Peugeot Motor Company 5,270 3.32% 5,073 3.20% +3.88% 76,280 3.43% 78,092 3.27% -2.32%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 264 0.17% 1,151 0.73% -77.06% 11,226 0.51% 13,015 0.54% -13.75%
Renault (UK) 4,779 3.01% 4,066 2.56% +17.54% 58,628 2.64% 65,916 2.76% -11.06%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 19 0.01% 22 0.01% -13.64% 375 0.02% 386 0.02% -2.85%
Seat UK 5,352 3.37% 3,947 2.49% +35.60% 60,058 2.70% 52,282 2.19% +14.87%
Skoda Auto 6,197 3.91% 5,117 3.23% +21.11% 69,396 3.12% 73,325 3.07% -5.36%
Smart 488 0.31% 527 0.33% -7.40% 7,247 0.33% 9,867 0.41% -26.55%
SsangYong 197 0.12% 234 0.15% -15.81% 2,643 0.12% 3,449 0.14% -23.37%
Subaru 145 0.09% 216 0.14% -32.87% 2,948 0.13% 2,433 0.10% +21.17%
Suzuki GB 2,119 1.34% 2,526 1.59% -16.11% 36,365 1.64% 38,014 1.59% -4.34%
Toyota (GB) 6,156 3.88% 5,953 3.75% +3.41% 98,986 4.45% 96,797 4.05% +2.26%
Vauxhall Motors 11,560 7.29% 10,343 6.52% +11.77% 164,653 7.41% 181,834 7.61% -9.45%
Volkswagen UK 15,772 9.94% 13,985 8.82% +12.78% 187,123 8.42% 193,117 8.09% -3.10%
Volvo Car UK 4,435 2.80% 3,068 1.93% +44.56% 46,479 2.09% 42,944 1.80% +8.23%
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.