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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
2017 2016 % change
Dec 180,489 205,261 -12.07%
Nov 190,027 213,885 -11.15%
Oct 183,160 207,118 -11.57%
Sep 483,538 529,553 -8.69%
Aug 92,052 97,025 -5.13%
Jul 186,763 203,029 -8.01%
Jun 280,803 292,466 -3.99%
May 213,247 232,065 -8.11%
Apr 174,701 217,385 -19.64%
Mar 625,653 582,620 +7.39%
Feb 96,406 97,286 -0.90%
Jan 195,927 190,780 +2.70%

Top five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
Jul
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Aug
2017
Sep
2017
Oct
2017
Nov
2017
Dec
2017
Ford Motor Company 22,778 9,909 71,837 16,183 20,514 27,095 16,934 9,234 39,696 19,580 18,095 15,541
Volkswagen UK 12,967 7,326 39,485 9,954 15,656 22,639 14,094 6,923 36,332 13,756 13,985 15,345
Vauxhall Motors 13,870 6,299 46,564 10,732 14,041 20,981 11,528 6,678 31,058 9,740 10,343 13,303
Mercedes-Benz UK 13,048 6,099 35,690 13,345 14,660 15,715 11,617 4,738 31,430 12,136 12,065 10,427
BMW 8,489 6,119 34,873 11,277 12,731 19,149 9,083 4,607 31,465 11,056 12,781 13,471

Bottom five brands

Jan
2017
Feb
2017
Mar
2017
Apr
2017
May
2017
Jun
2017
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2017
Chevrolet UK 0 0 18 13 4 7 7 4 6 5 2 4
Morgan 13 10 12 50 14 28 28 11 24 8 26 9
Lamborghini 11 6 6 16 15 14 18 9 52 63 30 17
Lotus 25 24 39 29 2 46 28 15 20 26 14 11
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 36 6 90 20 34 30 46 6 57 39 22 36

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
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

Dec Total Private Fleet Business
2017 152,473 56,917 90,217 5,339
2016 178,022 67,640 102,125 8,257
% change -14.35% -15.85% -11.66% -35.34%
Mkt share 2017 37.33% 59.17% 3.50%
Mkt share 2016 38.00% 57.37% 4.64%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2017 2,540,617 1,123,860 1,319,193 97,564
2016 2,692,786 1,206,250 1,380,750 105,786
% change -5.65% -6.83% -4.46% -7.77%
Mkt share 2017 44.24% 51.92% 3.84%
Mkt share 2016 44.80% 51.28% 3.93%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Dec
2017
% Market
share
Dec
2016
% Market
share
% change YTD
2017
% Market
share
YTD
2016
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 272 0.18% 276 0.18% -1.45% 4,441 0.17% 3,966 0.15% +11.98%
Alfa Romeo 304 0.20% 292 0.19% +4.11% 4,997 0.20% 4,881 0.18% +2.38%
Aston Martin 78 0.05% 107 0.07% -27.10% 1,471 0.06% 906 0.03% +62.36%
Audi 10,671 7.00% 11,319 7.42% -5.72% 174,982 6.89% 177,304 6.58% -1.31%
Bentley Motors 122 0.08% 128 0.08% -4.69% 1,753 0.07% 1,948 0.07% -10.01%
BMW 13,471 8.84% 15,066 9.88% -10.59% 175,101 6.89% 182,593 6.78% -4.10%
Chevrolet UK 4 0.00% 0 0.00% +100.00% 70 0.00% 4 0.00% +1,650.00%
Citroen UK 2,180 1.43% 2,653 1.74% -17.83% 51,455 2.03% 62,991 2.34% -18.31%
Dacia 983 0.64% 1,891 1.24% -48.02% 25,149 0.99% 26,499 0.98% -5.09%
DS 277 0.18% 580 0.38% -52.24% 9,082 0.36% 15,898 0.59% -42.87%
Ferrari 27 0.02% 20 0.01% +35.00% 860 0.03% 743 0.03% +15.75%
Fiat 1,645 1.08% 3,929 2.58% -58.13% 44,475 1.75% 60,581 2.25% -26.59%
Ford Motor Company 15,541 10.19% 20,741 13.60% -25.07% 287,396 11.31% 318,316 11.82% -9.71%
Honda 2,632 1.73% 3,294 2.16% -20.10% 53,901 2.12% 59,106 2.19% -8.81%
Hyundai Motor UK 5,026 3.30% 5,625 3.69% -10.65% 93,403 3.68% 92,419 3.43% +1.06%
Infiniti 59 0.04% 78 0.05% -24.36% 3,515 0.14% 2,891 0.11% +21.58%
Jaguar 2,009 1.32% 2,520 1.65% -20.28% 35,544 1.40% 34,822 1.29% +2.07%
Jeep 261 0.17% 813 0.53% -67.90% 6,380 0.25% 14,090 0.52% -54.72%
Kia Motors (UK) 3,773 2.47% 3,788 2.48% -0.40% 93,222 3.67% 89,364 3.32% +4.32%
Lamborghini 17 0.01% 5 0.00% +240.00% 257 0.01% 303 0.01% -15.18%
Land Rover 4,186 2.75% 4,967 3.26% -15.72% 82,653 3.25% 79,534 2.95% +3.92%
Lexus 772 0.51% 750 0.49% +2.93% 12,670 0.50% 13,915 0.52% -8.95%
Lotus 11 0.01% 5 0.00% +120.00% 279 0.01% 339 0.01% -17.70%
Maserati GB 125 0.08% 150 0.10% -16.67% 1,701 0.07% 1,435 0.05% +18.54%
Mazda Motors UK 1,569 1.03% 2,111 1.38% -25.68% 39,092 1.54% 46,609 1.73% -16.13%
McLaren 23 0.02% 18 0.01% +27.78% 567 0.02% 18 0.00% +3,050.00%
Mercedes-Benz UK 10,427 6.84% 10,220 6.70% +2.03% 180,970 7.12% 169,828 6.31% +6.56%
MG 454 0.30% 367 0.24% +23.71% 4,441 0.17% 4,192 0.16% +5.94%
Mini UK 7,127 4.67% 7,383 4.84% -3.47% 68,166 2.68% 68,984 2.56% -1.19%
Mitsubishi Motors 1,227 0.80% 1,059 0.69% +15.86% 16,092 0.63% 18,237 0.68% -11.76%
Morgan 9 0.01% 13 0.01% -30.77% 233 0.01% 275 0.01% -15.27%
Nissan Motor (GB) 7,759 5.09% 10,628 6.97% -26.99% 151,156 5.95% 152,525 5.66% -0.90%
Other UK 548 0.36% 405 0.27% +35.31% 4,788 0.19% 2,593 0.10% +84.65%
Peugeot Motor Company 4,134 2.71% 5,753 3.77% -28.14% 82,226 3.24% 98,529 3.66% -16.55%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 1,036 0.68% 1,264 0.83% -18.04% 14,051 0.55% 13,097 0.49% +7.28%
Renault (UK) 3,194 2.09% 6,058 3.97% -47.28% 69,110 2.72% 85,102 3.16% -18.79%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 36 0.02% 39 0.03% -7.69% 422 0.02% 450 0.02% -6.22%
Seat UK 3,848 2.52% 3,348 2.20% +14.93% 56,130 2.21% 47,456 1.76% +18.28%
Skoda Auto 6,433 4.22% 5,657 3.71% +13.72% 79,758 3.14% 80,372 2.98% -0.76%
Smart 456 0.30% 848 0.56% -46.23% 10,323 0.41% 12,020 0.45% -14.12%
SsangYong 141 0.09% 174 0.11% -18.97% 3,590 0.14% 4,444 0.17% -19.22%
Subaru 246 0.16% 330 0.22% -25.45% 2,679 0.11% 3,612 0.13% -25.83%
Suzuki GB 2,329 1.53% 2,264 1.48% +2.87% 40,343 1.59% 38,167 1.42% +5.70%
Toyota (GB) 5,188 3.40% 4,642 3.04% +11.76% 101,985 4.01% 96,746 3.59% +5.42%
Vauxhall Motors 13,303 8.72% 17,074 11.20% -22.09% 195,137 7.68% 250,955 9.32% -22.24%
Volkswagen UK 15,345 10.06% 15,634 10.25% -1.85% 208,462 8.21% 207,028 7.69% +0.69%
Volvo Car UK 3,195 2.10% 3,736 2.45% -14.48% 46,139 1.82% 46,696 1.73% -1.19%
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.