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Car sales in Spain up 7.1% through June

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The best selling car is the Seat Ibiza and the brand is placed first in the ranking

In June, deliveries increased by 6.5%, to 131,797 units

Vehicle registrations increased by 7.1% in the first half, to 667,494 deliveries, according to data provided yesterday by the Spanish associations of the sector Anfac (manufacturers), Faconauto (dealers) and Ganvam (sellers and workshops).

Sales were dominated by Seat, which led the market as the best-selling brand with 53,281 units delivered, up 22.1%. Its Ibiza model was also the most commercialized, with 20,773 units, 8.2% more.

In June, car sales in Spain rose by 6.5%, to 131,797 cars registered. Although in the month also dominated the sales Seat Ibiza, with 3,925 units delivered, the most marketed brand was Renault, with 12,361 units.

The associations noted, however, that “despite the fact that the first half of the year has obtained a positive balance, we recall that in the first half of 2008, when the crisis began, more than 823,000 cars were registered, 19% more than in the First half of this year “.

In addition, “a greater number of registrations of private customers is needed, essential factor for the renovation of the park”.

Thus, registrations in the private channel grew in the month and June by 3.6%, to 60,432 units. In the accumulated of the year, only increased by 2.4%, “little impulse”, according to associations, to 308,386 deliveries. However, the company channel, obtained a total of 37,075 sales, 23.5% more while already accumulating 183,386 deliveries, up 14%. The channel of renters reduced their sales by 3.2%, to 34,290 units, but adds a 9% increase in the year, to 175,722 units thanks to the tourist pull.

For Faconauto’s communication director, Raul Morales, registrations remain “oversized”, as has been occurring since the beginning of the year because the goals “that the brands have put to dealers are far above the reality of the market.” To comply, “dealers are forced to automate too many units, hence 25% of sales have been made in the last two days of the month.” “The risk to the dealers is worrisome,” he said.

Ganvam’s CEO, Tomás Herrera, pointed out that, historically, June is a “good” month for individuals to buy cars, although companies are still shooting.

Anfac’s communication director, Adolfo Randulfe, said that although the monthly and half-yearly figures are positive, Anfac remain concerned about the lack of momentum in the private channel registrations.

For his part, the general manager of Ganvam, Tom

By market channels, deliveries to private customers totaled 308,386 units in the first six months of the current year, 2.4% more, and 60,432 units in the sixth month of 2017, 3.6% more than in the Same period last year.

In Spain, companies bought 183,386 passenger cars and SUVs in the first half of 2017, up 13.9% and 37,075 units in June, up 23.5%, while the rental companies acquired 175,722 units so far this year, Up 9%, and 34,290 units last month, down 3.2%.

On the other hand, diesel continues to reduce its market share in all registrations, so that last June gasoline models accounted for 47.7% of deliveries, compared to 47.6% for diesel. Diesel and 4.8% of hybrids and electric.

Between the months of January and June, gasoline vehicles reached a share of 45.7%, while diesel cars made up 49.9% and hybrids and electric cars accounted for 4.4% of the total.

So far this year, all segments of the market grew, except for urban, compact, media, small minivan and off-road vehicles, while in June, urban, compact, media, small minivans and Large minivans.

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