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Dealer new car sales per franchised outlet

Taking the SMMT's monthly new car registration figures for each of the major manufacturers and the number of new car franchised outlets for each of these in the UK we present here the average registration total for each outlet per month.

Here you'll find all-brand averages over time and can analyse the results by brand.

All-market average new car sales per outlet

Source: SMMT
2018
2017

All-market average new car sales per outlet

AVG Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
2018 32.12 15.95 92.59 33.12 38.04 46.37 32.28 18.57
2017 35.68 16.99 114.95 31.09 37.97 49.58 32.71 15.35

Top five brands

Jan
2018
Feb
2018
Mar
2018
Apr
2018
May
2018
Jun
2018
Jul
2018
Aug
2018
Audi 98.38 51.61 249.73 109.46 114.06 121.05 112.17 63.18
Mercedes-Benz UK 94.37 47.94 251.47 93.34 105.41 117.54 88.33 38.33
BMW 60.81 46.19 218.27 62.61 89.24 158.52 68.81 41.37
Volkswagen UK 56.41 32.13 172.01 66.40 82.26 105.56 76.19 50.70
Skoda Auto 44.14 22.70 105.56 50.13 51.10 66.40 44.37 22.35

Bottom five brands

Jan
2018
Feb
2018
Mar
2018
Apr
2018
May
2018
Jun
2018
Jul
2018
Aug
2018
Lotus 0.67 0.67 2.00 1.78 1.11 1.11 0.72 1.00
Chevrolet UK 0.33 0.33 5.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Subaru 2.21 0.89 10.15 2.10 3.16 3.63 1.56 1.39
SsangYong 3.17 1.10 10.39 2.60 4.31 6.19 2.28 1.07
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 3.25 0.50 8.11 6.86 8.71 5.14 3.00 2.14


New car sales per outlet

To achieve a whole-market view of new car sales per outlet AM has taken the total number of new car sales so far this year and divided by the total number of new car franchised outlets in the UK, giving an average figure per dealership for all brands submitting data to the SMMT.

The year-on-year figures, together with the percentage variation, is given below in a table, from 2012.

Source: SMMT
Total new car sales Total franchised outlets New car sales per outlet % Change
2018 1,571,866 5,341 294.30 -40.91%
2017 2,540,617 5,101 498.06 -7.43%
2016 2,692,786 5,005 538.02 +2.62%
2015 2,633,503 5,023 524.29 +6.47%
2014 2,476,435 5,029 492.43 +11.76%
2013 2,264,737 5,140 440.61 +12.12%
2012 2,044,609 5,203 392.97 +5.85%
2011 1,941,253 5,229 371.25 -1.03%
2010 2,030,846 5,414 375.11 +2.59%
2009 1,994,999 5,456 365.65 -6.98%
2008 2,131,795 5,423 393.10 -5.50%
2007 2,404,007 5,779 415.99 +5.20%
2006 2,344,864 5,930 395.42 -6.46%
2005 2,439,717 5,771 422.75 -3.93%
2004 2,567,269 5,834 440.05 +0.84%
2003 2,579,050 5,910 436.39 -2.31%
2002 2,563,619 5,739 446.70 N/A

YTD new car sales per outlet

Source: SMMT
Total new car sales Total franchised outlets New car sales per outlet % Change
2018 1,571,866 5,317 295.63 -9.74%
2017 1,640,241 5,008 327.52 -2.47%
2016 1,680,799 5,005 335.82 +3.21%
2015 1,634,369 5,023 325.38 +6.79%
2014 1,532,335 5,029 304.70 +12.53%
2013 1,391,788 5,140 270.78 +11.73%
2012 1,260,997 5,203 242.36 +3.83%
2011 1,220,618 5,229 233.43 -2.81%
2010 1,300,413 5,414 240.19 +14.04%
2009 1,149,110 5,456 210.61 -21.99%
2008 1,464,124 5,423 269.98 +2.56%
2007 1,521,225 5,779 263.23 +4.91%
2006 1,487,897 5,930 250.91 -6.87%
2005 1,554,828 5,771 269.42 -4.69%
2004 1,649,193 5,834 282.69 +2.27%
2003 1,633,585 5,910 276.41 -2.71%
2002 1,630,563 5,739 284.12 N/A