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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
2020
2019
2020 2019 % change
May 27,785 212,852 -86.95%
Apr 7,707 185,660 -95.85%
Mar 284,905 524,155 -45.64%
Feb 93,696 96,348 -2.75%
Jan 172,826 183,233 -5.68%

Top five brands

Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Mar
2020
Apr
2020
May
2020
Volkswagen UK 13,197 8,948 22,950 210 1,197
Ford Motor Company 16,377 8,462 18,996 306 2,111
Mercedes-Benz UK 11,130 5,745 16,981 256 2,002
BMW 10,078 6,654 17,530 211 1,472
Audi 9,760 4,485 16,424 136 1,501

Bottom five brands

Jan
2020
Feb
2020
Mar
2020
Apr
2020
May
2020
Lotus 9 2 22 1 9
Morgan 12 10 39 2 2
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 25 10 60 1 5
Lamborghini 26 42 49 21 0
McLaren 66 24 67 5 10

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
2020 508,084 -78.01%
2019 2,310,969 -2.37%
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

May Total Private Fleet Business
2020 20,244 12,898 6,637 709
2019 183,710 79,386 100,569 3,755
% change -88.98% -83.75% -93.40% -81.12%
Mkt share 2020 63.71% 32.79% 3.50%
Mkt share 2019 43.21% 54.74% 2.04%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2020 508,084 241,731 256,009 10,344
2019 1,045,759 477,809 544,704 23,246
% change -51.41% -49.41% -53.00% -55.50%
Mkt share 2020 47.58% 50.39% 2.04%
Mkt share 2019 45.69% 52.09% 2.22%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque May
2020
% Market
share
May
2019
% Market
share
% change YTD
2020
% Market
share
YTD
2019
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 56 0.28% 185 0.91% -69.73% 702 0.14% 1,629 0.16% -56.91%
Alfa Romeo 45 0.22% 270 1.33% -83.33% 706 0.14% 1,533 0.15% -53.95%
Aston Martin 23 0.11% 121 0.60% -80.99% 320 0.06% 735 0.07% -56.46%
Audi 1,501 7.41% 12,591 62.20% -88.08% 32,306 6.36% 66,921 6.40% -51.73%
Bentley Motors 34 0.17% 157 0.78% -78.34% 429 0.08% 718 0.07% -40.25%
BMW 1,472 7.27% 12,415 61.33% -88.14% 35,945 7.08% 70,036 6.70% -48.68%
Citroen UK 342 1.69% 4,643 22.94% -92.63% 9,550 1.88% 25,407 2.43% -62.41%
Dacia 269 1.33% 2,647 13.08% -89.84% 5,340 1.05% 15,633 1.50% -65.84%
DS 47 0.23% 299 1.48% -84.28% 765 0.15% 1,480 0.14% -48.31%
Ferrari 48 0.24% 87 0.43% -44.83% 375 0.07% 481 0.05% -22.04%
Fiat 276 1.36% 2,497 12.33% -88.95% 6,510 1.28% 15,345 1.47% -57.58%
Ford Motor Company 2,111 10.43% 19,892 98.26% -89.39% 46,252 9.11% 105,740 10.12% -56.26%
Honda 195 0.96% 2,828 13.97% -93.10% 9,822 1.93% 21,225 2.03% -53.72%
Hyundai Motor UK 241 1.19% 6,868 33.93% -96.49% 14,058 2.77% 38,113 3.65% -63.11%
Jaguar 476 2.35% 2,909 14.37% -83.64% 8,839 1.74% 16,810 1.61% -47.42%
Jeep 82 0.41% 737 3.64% -88.87% 1,095 0.22% 2,655 0.25% -58.76%
Kia Motors (UK) 1,018 5.03% 7,279 35.96% -86.01% 23,469 4.62% 44,705 4.28% -47.50%
Land Rover 779 3.85% 6,069 29.98% -87.16% 20,933 4.12% 35,597 3.41% -41.19%
Lexus 136 0.67% 943 4.66% -85.58% 4,612 0.91% 6,233 0.60% -26.01%
Lotus 9 0.04% 25 0.12% -64.00% 43 0.01% 79 0.01% -45.57%
Maserati GB 10 0.05% 80 0.40% -87.50% 189 0.04% 450 0.04% -58.00%
Mazda Motors UK 105 0.52% 2,621 12.95% -95.99% 7,282 1.43% 17,712 1.69% -58.89%
McLaren 10 0.05% 49 0.24% -79.59% 172 0.03% 253 0.02% -32.02%
Mercedes-Benz UK 2,002 9.89% 14,431 71.29% -86.13% 36,114 7.11% 78,043 7.47% -53.73%
MG 177 0.87% 1,212 5.99% -85.40% 5,687 1.12% 5,208 0.50% +9.20%
Mini UK 319 1.58% 3,952 19.52% -91.93% 13,355 2.63% 24,588 2.35% -45.68%
Mitsubishi Motors 69 0.34% 1,722 8.51% -95.99% 3,937 0.78% 8,301 0.79% -52.57%
Morgan 2 0.01% 26 0.13% -92.31% 65 0.01% 87 0.01% -25.29%
Nissan Motor (GB) 556 2.75% 7,754 38.30% -92.83% 24,225 4.77% 43,496 4.16% -44.31%
Other UK 991 4.90% 194 0.96% +410.82% 7,500 1.48% 978 0.09% +666.87%
Peugeot Motor Company 1,040 5.14% 6,115 30.21% -82.99% 16,282 3.21% 37,031 3.54% -56.03%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 235 1.16% 1,599 7.90% -85.30% 3,017 0.59% 5,731 0.55% -47.36%
Renault (UK) 597 2.95% 3,728 18.42% -83.99% 10,549 2.08% 26,019 2.49% -59.46%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 5 0.02% 33 0.16% -84.85% 101 0.02% 175 0.02% -42.29%
Seat UK 343 1.69% 5,471 27.03% -93.73% 16,177 3.18% 30,988 2.96% -47.80%
Skoda Auto 333 1.64% 6,231 30.78% -94.66% 17,840 3.51% 33,903 3.24% -47.38%
Smart 10 0.05% 504 2.49% -98.02% 280 0.06% 2,620 0.25% -89.31%
SsangYong 30 0.15% 142 0.70% -78.87% 510 0.10% 967 0.09% -47.26%
Subaru 8 0.04% 138 0.68% -94.20% 262 0.05% 1,119 0.11% -76.59%
Suzuki GB 100 0.49% 3,171 15.66% -96.85% 6,382 1.26% 17,178 1.64% -62.85%
Toyota (GB) 626 3.09% 7,238 35.75% -91.35% 27,651 5.44% 45,286 4.33% -38.94%
Vauxhall Motors 1,152 5.69% 13,461 66.49% -91.44% 28,472 5.61% 79,024 7.56% -63.97%
Volkswagen UK 1,197 5.91% 15,737 77.74% -92.39% 46,502 9.15% 90,417 8.65% -48.57%
Volvo Car UK 1,167 5.76% 4,554 22.50% -74.37% 13,324 2.62% 24,729 2.37% -46.12%
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.