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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
Jan 183,223 184,074 -0.46%

Top five brands

Jan
2019
Ford Motor Company 16,629
Volkswagen UK 13,224
Vauxhall Motors 12,250
Mercedes-Benz UK 12,249
BMW 9,553

Bottom five brands

Jan
2019
Lotus 7
Morgan 17
Lamborghini 25
Infiniti 32
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 34

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 160,997 -93.20%
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

Jan Total Private Fleet Business
2019 160,997 71,366 86,555 3,076
2018 163,615 69,375 89,611 4,629
% change -1.60% +2.87% -3.41% -33.55%
Mkt share 2019 44.33% 53.76% 1.91%
Mkt share 2018 42.40% 54.77% 2.83%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2019 160,997 71,366 86,555 3,076
2018 163,615 69,375 89,611 4,629
% change -1.60% +2.87% -3.41% -33.55%
Mkt share 2019 44.33% 53.76% 1.91%
Mkt share 2018 42.40% 54.77% 2.83%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Jan
2019
% Market
share
Jan
2018
% Market
share
% change YTD
2019
% Market
share
YTD
2018
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 260 0.16% 279 0.17% -6.81% 260 0.16% 279 0.17% -6.81%
Alfa Romeo 299 0.19% 277 0.17% +7.94% 299 0.19% 277 0.17% +7.94%
Aston Martin 169 0.10% 100 0.06% +69.00% 169 0.10% 100 0.06% +69.00%
Audi 8,632 5.36% 11,806 7.33% -26.88% 8,632 5.36% 11,806 7.22% -26.88%
Bentley Motors 130 0.08% 138 0.09% -5.80% 130 0.08% 138 0.08% -5.80%
BMW 9,553 5.93% 9,000 5.59% +6.14% 9,553 5.93% 9,000 5.50% +6.14%
Citroen UK 3,887 2.41% 3,488 2.17% +11.44% 3,887 2.41% 3,488 2.13% +11.44%
Dacia 2,475 1.54% 2,121 1.32% +16.69% 2,475 1.54% 2,121 1.30% +16.69%
DS 253 0.16% 290 0.18% -12.76% 253 0.16% 290 0.18% -12.76%
Ferrari 60 0.04% 65 0.04% -7.69% 60 0.04% 65 0.04% -7.69%
Fiat 1,676 1.04% 1,714 1.06% -2.22% 1,676 1.04% 1,714 1.05% -2.22%
Ford Motor Company 16,629 10.33% 19,654 12.21% -15.39% 16,629 10.33% 19,654 12.01% -15.39%
Honda 3,700 2.30% 4,282 2.66% -13.59% 3,700 2.30% 4,282 2.62% -13.59%
Hyundai Motor UK 5,778 3.59% 6,429 3.99% -10.13% 5,778 3.59% 6,429 3.93% -10.13%
Infiniti 32 0.02% 94 0.06% -65.96% 32 0.02% 94 0.06% -65.96%
Jaguar 2,121 1.32% 2,174 1.35% -2.44% 2,121 1.32% 2,174 1.33% -2.44%
Jeep 372 0.23% 235 0.15% +58.30% 372 0.23% 235 0.14% +58.30%
Kia Motors (UK) 8,328 5.17% 7,582 4.71% +9.84% 8,328 5.17% 7,582 4.63% +9.84%
Lamborghini 25 0.02% 20 0.01% +25.00% 25 0.02% 20 0.01% +25.00%
Land Rover 5,601 3.48% 5,660 3.52% -1.04% 5,601 3.48% 5,660 3.46% -1.04%
Lexus 1,007 0.63% 887 0.55% +13.53% 1,007 0.63% 887 0.54% +13.53%
Lotus 7 0.00% 12 0.01% -41.67% 7 0.00% 12 0.01% -41.67%
Maserati GB 83 0.05% 110 0.07% -24.55% 83 0.05% 110 0.07% -24.55%
Mazda Motors UK 2,724 1.69% 2,861 1.78% -4.79% 2,724 1.69% 2,861 1.75% -4.79%
McLaren 56 0.03% 53 0.03% +5.66% 56 0.03% 53 0.03% +5.66%
Mercedes-Benz UK 12,249 7.61% 11,891 7.39% +3.01% 12,249 7.61% 11,891 7.27% +3.01%
MG 754 0.47% 475 0.30% +58.74% 754 0.47% 475 0.29% +58.74%
Mini UK 3,251 2.02% 2,871 1.78% +13.24% 3,251 2.02% 2,871 1.75% +13.24%
Mitsubishi Motors 1,213 0.75% 1,555 0.97% -21.99% 1,213 0.75% 1,555 0.95% -21.99%
Morgan 17 0.01% 10 0.01% +70.00% 17 0.01% 10 0.01% +70.00%
Nissan Motor (GB) 6,969 4.33% 7,917 4.92% -11.97% 6,969 4.33% 7,917 4.84% -11.97%
Other UK 124 0.08% 121 0.08% +2.48% 124 0.08% 121 0.07% +2.48%
Peugeot Motor Company 5,653 3.51% 5,276 3.28% +7.15% 5,653 3.51% 5,276 3.22% +7.15%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 581 0.36% 994 0.62% -41.55% 581 0.36% 994 0.61% -41.55%
Renault (UK) 3,365 2.09% 3,747 2.33% -10.19% 3,365 2.09% 3,747 2.29% -10.19%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 34 0.02% 26 0.02% +30.77% 34 0.02% 26 0.02% +30.77%
Seat UK 5,522 3.43% 4,203 2.61% +31.38% 5,522 3.43% 4,203 2.57% +31.38%
Skoda Auto 5,402 3.36% 5,473 3.40% -1.30% 5,402 3.36% 5,473 3.35% -1.30%
Smart 490 0.30% 601 0.37% -18.47% 490 0.30% 601 0.37% -18.47%
SsangYong 208 0.13% 187 0.12% +11.23% 208 0.13% 187 0.11% +11.23%
Subaru 174 0.11% 155 0.10% +12.26% 174 0.11% 155 0.09% +12.26%
Suzuki GB 3,006 1.87% 3,305 2.05% -9.05% 3,006 1.87% 3,305 2.02% -9.05%
Toyota (GB) 8,575 5.33% 7,975 4.95% +7.52% 8,575 5.33% 7,975 4.87% +7.52%
Vauxhall Motors 12,250 7.61% 12,652 7.86% -3.18% 12,250 7.61% 12,652 7.73% -3.18%
Volkswagen UK 13,224 8.21% 12,579 7.81% +5.13% 13,224 8.21% 12,579 7.69% +5.13%
Volvo Car UK 4,079 2.53% 2,270 1.41% +79.69% 4,079 2.53% 2,270 1.39% +79.69%
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.