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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, Netto 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
Sep 384,437 392,659 -2.09%
Aug 115,669 110,375 +4.80%
Jul 183,017 187,185 -2.23%
Jun 263,310 270,112 -2.52%
May 212,839 220,271 -3.37%
Apr 185,646 191,401 -3.01%
Mar 524,120 533,814 -1.82%
Feb 96,338 94,933 +1.48%
Jan 183,223 184,074 -0.46%

Top five brands

Jan
2019
Feb
2019
Mar
2019
Apr
2019
May
2019
Jun
2019
Jul
2019
Aug
2019
Sep
2019
Ford Motor Company 16,629 10,390 40,755 18,074 19,892 22,049 17,049 10,764 32,522
Volkswagen UK 13,224 7,960 38,335 15,161 15,737 20,474 15,183 11,334 19,632
Mercedes-Benz UK 12,249 6,088 33,536 11,739 14,431 14,947 12,056 5,040 30,398
Vauxhall Motors 12,250 4,905 37,769 10,639 13,461 15,540 10,398 4,864 27,403
BMW 9,553 6,870 30,330 10,868 12,415 19,985 9,198 4,853 27,834

Bottom five brands

Jan
2019
Feb
2019
Mar
2019
Apr
2019
May
2019
Jun
2019
Jul
2019
Aug
2019
Sep
2019
Chevrolet UK 0 2 1 1 12 5 2 32 7
Morgan 17 6 21 17 26 14 17 26 7
Lotus 7 0 26 21 25 52 12 19 34
Infiniti 32 16 45 37 33 40 38 34 11
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 34 5 79 24 33 26 27 7 105

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 1,862,134 -21.33%
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

Sep Total Private Fleet Business
2019 343,244 163,162 168,850 11,232
2018 338,829 162,935 155,529 20,365
% change +1.30% +0.14% +8.56% -44.85%
Mkt share 2019 47.54% 49.19% 3.27%
Mkt share 2018 48.09% 45.90% 6.01%
Year-to-date Total Private Fleet Business
2019 1,862,134 837,953 976,292 47,889
2018 1,910,695 858,792 975,429 76,474
% change -2.54% -2.43% +0.09% -37.38%
Mkt share 2019 45.00% 52.43% 2.57%
Mkt share 2018 44.95% 51.05% 4.00%

Manufacturer new car sales figures

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

Marque Sep
2019
% Market
share
Sep
2018
% Market
share
% change YTD
2019
% Market
share
YTD
2018
% Market
share
% change
Abarth 662 0.19% 987 0.29% -32.93% 2,888 0.16% 4,518 0.24% -36.08%
Alfa Romeo 500 0.15% 474 0.14% +5.49% 2,805 0.15% 3,427 0.18% -18.15%
Aston Martin 200 0.06% 272 0.08% -26.47% 1,221 0.07% 1,168 0.06% +4.54%
Audi 12,741 3.71% 13,797 4.02% -7.65% 113,254 6.08% 124,101 6.50% -8.74%
Bentley Motors 153 0.04% 52 0.02% +194.23% 1,215 0.07% 1,291 0.07% -5.89%
BMW 27,834 8.11% 27,940 8.14% -0.38% 131,906 7.08% 136,312 7.13% -3.23%
Chevrolet UK 7 0.00% 1 0.00% +600.00% 62 0.00% 30 0.00% +106.67%
Citroen UK 6,863 2.00% 7,991 2.33% -14.12% 42,518 2.28% 41,455 2.17% +2.56%
Dacia 4,300 1.25% 2,470 0.72% +74.09% 25,344 1.36% 18,264 0.96% +38.76%
DS 556 0.16% 416 0.12% +33.65% 2,842 0.15% 4,616 0.24% -38.43%
Ferrari 96 0.03% 97 0.03% -1.03% 841 0.05% 731 0.04% +15.05%
Fiat 4,765 1.39% 5,851 1.70% -18.56% 24,870 1.34% 29,182 1.53% -14.78%
Ford Motor Company 32,522 9.47% 33,326 9.71% -2.41% 188,124 10.10% 206,103 10.79% -8.72%
Honda 5,535 1.61% 7,271 2.12% -23.88% 36,176 1.94% 44,176 2.31% -18.11%
Hyundai Motor UK 14,418 4.20% 16,102 4.69% -10.46% 68,669 3.69% 75,798 3.97% -9.41%
Infiniti 11 0.00% 42 0.01% -73.81% 286 0.02% 665 0.03% -56.99%
Jaguar 6,052 1.76% 7,047 2.05% -14.12% 29,364 1.58% 28,675 1.50% +2.40%
Jeep 779 0.23% 867 0.25% -10.15% 4,878 0.26% 4,899 0.26% -0.43%
Kia Motors (UK) 16,386 4.77% 16,299 4.75% +0.53% 80,185 4.31% 78,726 4.12% +1.85%
Lamborghini 31 0.01% 35 0.01% -11.43% 354 0.02% 419 0.02% -15.51%
Land Rover 12,791 3.73% 12,827 3.74% -0.28% 60,713 3.26% 60,304 3.16% +0.68%
Lexus 3,852 1.12% 2,686 0.78% +43.41% 12,826 0.69% 10,648 0.56% +20.45%
Lotus 34 0.01% 37 0.01% -8.11% 196 0.01% 200 0.01% -2.00%
Maserati GB 95 0.03% 130 0.04% -26.92% 760 0.04% 1,026 0.05% -25.93%
Mazda Motors UK 7,600 2.21% 6,704 1.95% +13.37% 33,324 1.79% 32,696 1.71% +1.92%
McLaren 90 0.03% 47 0.01% +91.49% 444 0.02% 545 0.03% -18.53%
Mercedes-Benz UK 30,398 8.86% 30,161 8.79% +0.79% 140,484 7.54% 137,766 7.21% +1.97%
MG 1,363 0.40% 1,010 0.29% +34.95% 9,352 0.50% 6,695 0.35% +39.69%
Mini UK 12,691 3.70% 10,082 2.94% +25.88% 50,743 2.72% 49,425 2.59% +2.67%
Mitsubishi Motors 2,017 0.59% 3,233 0.94% -37.61% 13,521 0.73% 15,658 0.82% -13.65%
Morgan 7 0.00% 9 0.00% -22.22% 151 0.01% 216 0.01% -30.09%
Nissan Motor (GB) 13,745 4.00% 16,827 4.90% -18.32% 75,007 4.03% 85,200 4.46% -11.96%
Other UK 3,548 1.03% 657 0.19% +440.03% 7,597 0.41% 2,741 0.14% +177.16%
Peugeot Motor Company 10,918 3.18% 11,070 3.23% -1.37% 64,536 3.47% 65,586 3.43% -1.60%
Porsche Cars Great Britain 1,792 0.52% 654 0.19% +174.01% 10,000 0.54% 10,633 0.56% -5.95%
Renault (UK) 11,814 3.44% 10,074 2.93% +17.27% 47,986 2.58% 49,777 2.61% -3.60%
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 105 0.03% 27 0.01% +288.89% 340 0.02% 311 0.02% +9.32%
Seat UK 8,216 2.39% 5,281 1.54% +55.58% 54,995 2.95% 50,490 2.64% +8.92%
Skoda Auto 9,202 2.68% 7,390 2.15% +24.52% 58,570 3.15% 58,105 3.04% +0.80%
Smart 126 0.04% 1,583 0.46% -92.04% 3,868 0.21% 6,226 0.33% -37.87%
SsangYong 395 0.12% 461 0.13% -14.32% 1,646 0.09% 2,280 0.12% -27.81%
Subaru 526 0.15% 829 0.24% -36.55% 2,044 0.11% 2,668 0.14% -23.39%
Suzuki GB 3,812 1.11% 3,031 0.88% +25.77% 29,731 1.60% 32,350 1.69% -8.10%
Toyota (GB) 17,858 5.20% 19,091 5.56% -6.46% 86,881 4.67% 85,742 4.49% +1.33%
Vauxhall Motors 27,403 7.98% 28,847 8.40% -5.01% 137,229 7.37% 143,656 7.52% -4.47%
Volkswagen UK 19,632 5.72% 16,283 4.74% +20.57% 157,040 8.43% 157,685 8.25% -0.41%
Volvo Car UK 8,803 2.56% 8,461 2.47% +4.04% 44,348 2.38% 37,506 1.96% +18.24%
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.