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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
Oct 9,172 183,160 -94.99%
Sep 392,677 483,538 -18.79%
Aug 110,379 92,052 +19.91%
Jul 187,196 186,763 +0.23%
Jun 270,127 280,803 -3.80%
May 220,288 213,247 +3.30%
Apr 191,412 174,701 +9.57%
Mar 533,833 625,653 -14.68%
Feb 94,940 96,406 -1.52%
Jan 184,090 195,927 -6.04%

Top five brands

Jan
2018
Feb
2018
Mar
2018
Apr
2018
May
2018
Jun
2018
Jul
2018
Aug
2018
Sep
2018
Oct
2018
Ford Motor Company 19,654 12,046 50,257 20,114 21,136 22,334 16,028 11,208 33,326 664
Volkswagen UK 12,579 7,036 37,843 14,607 18,097 23,224 16,761 11,255 16,283 593
Vauxhall Motors 12,652 4,860 37,023 11,214 13,983 18,218 11,781 5,078 28,847 315
Mercedes-Benz UK 11,891 6,088 33,194 11,854 13,387 14,928 11,395 4,868 30,161 221
BMW 9,000 6,744 31,649 9,078 12,940 22,985 9,978 5,998 27,940 937

Bottom five brands

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

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 1,917,762 -24.52%
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

Oct Total Private Fleet Business
2018 7,067 1,642 5,332 93
2017 158,192 69,913 83,955 4,324
% change -95.53% -97.65% -93.65% -97.85%
Mkt share 2018 23.23% 75.45% 1.32%
Mkt share 2017 44.20% 53.07% 2.73%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2018 1,917,762 860,640 980,240 76,882
2017 2,224,603 992,880 1,143,966 87,757
% change -13.79% -13.32% -14.31% -12.39%
Mkt share 2018 44.88% 51.11% 4.01%
Mkt share 2017 44.63% 51.42% 3.94%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Oct
2018
% Market
share
Oct
2017
% Market
share
% change YTD
2018
% Market
share
YTD
2017
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 12 0.17% 303 4.29% -96.04% 4,530 0.24% 3,803 0.17% +19.12%
Alfa Romeo 4 0.06% 293 4.15% -98.63% 3,431 0.18% 4,302 0.19% -20.25%
Aston Martin 26 0.37% 87 1.23% -70.11% 1,194 0.06% 1,318 0.06% -9.41%
Audi 199 2.82% 13,699 193.84% -98.55% 124,300 6.49% 152,234 6.86% -18.35%
Bentley Motors 4 0.06% 132 1.87% -96.97% 1,295 0.07% 1,495 0.07% -13.38%
BMW 937 13.26% 11,056 156.45% -91.52% 137,249 7.16% 148,849 6.70% -7.79%
Citroen UK 78 1.10% 3,016 42.68% -97.41% 41,533 2.17% 46,426 2.09% -10.54%
Dacia 8 0.11% 1,625 22.99% -99.51% 18,272 0.95% 22,700 1.02% -19.51%
DS 8 0.11% 444 6.28% -98.20% 4,624 0.24% 8,275 0.37% -44.12%
Ferrari 5 0.07% 48 0.68% -89.58% 736 0.04% 781 0.04% -5.76%
Fiat 42 0.59% 2,463 34.85% -98.29% 29,224 1.53% 40,916 1.84% -28.58%
Ford Motor Company 664 9.40% 19,580 277.06% -96.61% 206,767 10.79% 253,760 11.43% -18.52%
Honda 177 2.50% 2,962 41.91% -94.02% 44,353 2.32% 47,746 2.15% -7.11%
Hyundai Motor UK 74 1.05% 6,553 92.73% -98.87% 75,872 3.96% 81,868 3.69% -7.32%
Jaguar 251 3.55% 1,827 25.85% -86.26% 28,926 1.51% 30,881 1.39% -6.33%
Jeep 16 0.23% 280 3.96% -94.29% 4,915 0.26% 5,772 0.26% -14.85%
Kia Motors (UK) 414 5.86% 6,900 97.64% -94.00% 79,140 4.13% 83,471 3.76% -5.19%
Land Rover 433 6.13% 5,270 74.57% -91.78% 60,737 3.17% 72,226 3.25% -15.91%
Lexus 35 0.50% 725 10.26% -95.17% 10,683 0.56% 11,123 0.50% -3.96%
Lotus 1 0.01% 26 0.37% -96.15% 201 0.01% 254 0.01% -20.87%
Maserati GB 24 0.34% 146 2.07% -83.56% 1,050 0.05% 1,452 0.07% -27.69%
Mazda Motors UK 146 2.07% 1,655 23.42% -91.18% 32,842 1.71% 35,432 1.60% -7.31%
Mercedes-Benz UK 221 3.13% 12,136 171.73% -98.18% 137,987 7.20% 158,478 7.14% -12.93%
MG 52 0.74% 194 2.75% -73.20% 6,747 0.35% 3,515 0.16% +91.95%
Mini UK 326 4.61% 3,144 44.49% -89.63% 49,751 2.60% 54,945 2.47% -9.45%
Mitsubishi Motors 207 2.93% 968 13.70% -78.62% 15,865 0.83% 13,742 0.62% +15.45%
Nissan Motor (GB) 179 2.53% 8,183 115.79% -97.81% 85,379 4.46% 135,574 6.11% -37.02%
Other UK 12 0.17% 253 3.58% -95.26% 2,753 0.14% 3,806 0.17% -27.67%
Peugeot Motor Company 239 3.38% 5,201 73.60% -95.40% 65,825 3.44% 73,019 3.29% -9.85%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 33 0.47% 931 13.17% -96.46% 10,666 0.56% 11,864 0.53% -10.10%
Renault (UK) 153 2.16% 3,204 45.34% -95.22% 49,930 2.61% 61,850 2.79% -19.27%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 6 0.08% 39 0.55% -84.62% 317 0.02% 364 0.02% -12.91%
Seat UK 124 1.75% 4,098 57.99% -96.97% 50,614 2.64% 48,335 2.18% +4.72%
Skoda Auto 319 4.51% 4,941 69.92% -93.54% 58,424 3.05% 68,208 3.07% -14.34%
Smart 8 0.11% 580 8.21% -98.62% 6,234 0.33% 9,340 0.42% -33.25%
SsangYong 5 0.07% 210 2.97% -97.62% 2,285 0.12% 3,215 0.14% -28.93%
Subaru 10 0.14% 99 1.40% -89.90% 2,678 0.14% 2,217 0.10% +20.79%
Suzuki GB 63 0.89% 1,803 25.51% -96.51% 32,413 1.69% 35,488 1.60% -8.66%
Toyota (GB) 459 6.49% 6,042 85.50% -92.40% 86,201 4.50% 90,844 4.09% -5.11%
Vauxhall Motors 315 4.46% 9,740 137.82% -96.77% 143,971 7.51% 171,491 7.72% -16.05%
Volkswagen UK 593 8.39% 13,756 194.65% -95.69% 158,278 8.26% 179,132 8.07% -11.64%
Volvo Car UK 185 2.62% 3,302 46.72% -94.40% 37,691 1.97% 39,876 1.80% -5.48%
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.