Groupe Renault: Record sales for 2016.

Posted by: at 1/17/2017 04:10:00 am
2016WORLD SALES RESULTS

RECORD SALES FOR GROUPE RENAULT, UP 13.3% TO 3.18 MILLION VEHICLES IN 2016 FOR THE LAST YEAR OF THE RENAULT DRIVE THE CHANGE


Groupe Renault: Record sales for 2016.

•  Record year-on-year increase of 374,000 units (13.3%), up to 3.18 million vehicles sold in 2016.
•  Record year for Renault, top French brand worldwide, and Dacia, and Renault Samsung Motors volumes up by 38.8%.
•  Market share up in all regions: Renault brand number-two in Europe, while the Alliance is the number-two automotive group.
•  Sustained growth ambitions for Renault in 2017, with young product range, new releases, and international development.

WORLD SALES RECORD


Under the impetus of the Renault - Drive the Change plan, sales are on the rise for the fourth year running, making Groupe Renault the number-one French automotive group worldwide, with 3,182,625 vehicles registered in 2016.

Groupe Renault worldwide passenger car and light commercial vehicle sales rose by 13.3% in 2016, against 4.6% for the market as a whole. The group’s share of the world automotive market stands at 3.5% (up 0.3 points vs 2015). Both Renault and Dacia brands have registered record sales. Renault keeps its position as the world’s leading French brand. Renault Samsung Motors sales rose by 38.8%.

The group continuedto benefit from buoyant conditions on the European automotive market (up 7% on 2015), with registrations up 11.8% to 1,805,290, for a market share of 10.6%.

Outside Europe, GroupeRenault achieved record sales in 2016, up 15.3% on 2015 against growth of 5.2% on the market as a whole. Volumes and market shares were up in all regions.

“In 2016 we sold 3.18 millionvehicles worldwide, setting a new sales record. Our strategy of product range renewal and geographic expansion,under way for several years now,has proven to be successful. It enables the Groupe Renault to progress significantly in terms of volume and market share in each region.” notesThierry Koskas, member of the Executive Committee and Group Executive VP for sales & marketing.


RENAULT SECOND BRAND IN EUROPE

In Europe, Groupe Renault’s market share (passenger cars and light commercial vehicles) rose by 0.5 pointsto 10.6%. Registrations rose by 11.8%to 1,805,290.Sales were up in all the countries in the region.

Sales were up again for theRenaultbrand,which becomes Europe’s second biggest automotive brand.With 1,390,280vehicle registrations (up 12.1% on 2015), Renault’s market share rose 0.4 points on 2015 to reach 8.1%.

On the passenger car market, Renault’s market share rose more than any other brand in Europe, by 0.4 points. It is mainly due to the successful product range renewal programme including Espace, Talisman and the Megane family. New Scenic got off to a good start, with more than 19,000orders in its first quarter on the market.
Renault kept its leadership in B-segment city cars, owing to successful showings from Clio and Captur, which heads its segment at 215,670units.

On the European light commercial vehicle market, Renault brand sales rose 9.9% to reach 296,187vehicles, for a market share of 14.8%.

After eleven years on the European market, Dacia brandsales were again up in 2016(by 10.8%), at a record 415,010registrations.

The Renault brand stays at the top of the European electric vehicles market, with sales up by 11% at 25,648units (excluding Twizy). ZOEheads the electric passenger car ranking with 21,735registrations (up 16%) and Kangoo Z.E. the electric light commercial vehicle market with 3,901 vehicles sold.

In France, Groupe Renault achieved its best sales performance in five years. Renault widened its lead as France’s leading automotive brand, with a 22.3% of the passenger car and light commercial vehicle market, while Dacia sales hit a record high of 112,000 units, ranking fourth for sales to private motorists.


INTERNATIONAL GROWTH

Despite uneven economic situationsacross the globe, Groupe Renault strengthened its positionsto increase its market share in all regions.Again, its product range renewal programme bore fruit, with Kwid in India, QM6 and SM6 in Korea, Kaptur in Russia, Koleosin China, Megane Sedan in Turkey and Orochin LatinAmerica.

In the Africa / Middle East / India region,Groupe Renault registrations rose by 36.4%, giving a market share of 6.2% (up 1.7 points).
In India, Renault kept its position as best-selling European automotive brand, with sales up by 145.6%. Kwidregistrations totalled 105,745. India rose five places to become the group’s eighth biggest market worldwide.
In Iran, sales boomed by 110.7% to give Groupe Renault an 8.4% market share, up 3.7 points on 2015. The group has reclaimed its position as a major player on the Iranian market, doubling its market share in a single year thanks to successful performance from Tondarand Sandero.
In North Africa, GroupeRenault holds a 38.5% market share, up by 4.9 points. In Algeria, its market share reached a record 51.3% in 2016, up by 15.7 points, benefiting from local production of Symbol. In Morocco, where Dacia and Renault hold first and second places respectively, Groupe Renault registrations rose by 22.5%, with record sales yielding a market share of 37.8%.

In the Eurasia region, registrations rose by 2.3% despite market shrinkage of 6.3%. Market sharerose accordingly, by 1.1 pointsto 13.0%, largely driven by strong performance with record sales in Turkey (up 4.4%). New MeganeSedan got off to a good start, with orders topping 13,200 in the first two months.
Sales growth in most of the countries in the region offset the impact of the economic crisis in Russia, where the market collapsed by 10.8%. Renault was able to contain the decline in its sales here at 2.6%,to achieve a record market shareof 8.2%,up by 0.7%, chiefly owing to successful performance from Kaptur, which sold more than 14,600units since it was launched in June.

In the Americasregion, Groupe Renault sales rose by 0.1% despite market shrinkage of 4.1%, holding up well to the economic difficulties with a market shareof 6.5%, up by 0.3 points.
In Brazil, market sharerose by 0.2pointsto a record 7.5%, on a market that slipped back 19.8% thanks to the successful performance ofDuster Oroch. In 2017, the group will benefit of its brand new SUV range with Captur, Kwidand New Koleos as well as the arrival of Alaskan.The Renault brand continuesto reap the benefits of pickup on the Argentinian market, with registrations up by 24.8% against growth of 9.1% in the market as a whole. In Colombia,sales volume and market sharehit records(21.3%).

In the Asia Pacific regionRenault Samsung Motorssales rose 38.8% in South Korea despite the 0.3% shrinkage of the market: themarket share was up 1.7 points at 6.2% thanks to the successful launches of SM6 and QM6 in 2016. QM6 orders reached 21,000 in just four months.
In China, following release of Kadjar, the first vehicle made locally by the Dongfeng Renault joint venture, Renault sales rose by 50.8% against market growth of 14.0%. New Koleosorders approached 10,000 in just two months.


GROUPE RENAULT SALES OUTLOOK FOR 2017

In 2017, the global market is expected to growby 1.5% to 2% compared with 2016. The European market is also expected to increase by 2%, with a 2% increase also for France.

At the International level, the Brazilian and Russian markets are expected to become stable. China shall grow by 5% and India by 8%.

GroupeRenault should continue to reap the benefit of product range renewal in Europe, and of the strong dynamic on international markets, with Kwidin India, Koleosand Kadjar in China, Kaptur in Russia, QM6 and SM6 in South Korea, and Alaskan plus the SUV range in Latin America.

Groupe Renault therefore expects a sustained growth in sales volumes and market shares in Europe and in the international markets.



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Group sales by region PC+LCV

December Ytd*

2016
2015
% var.
France
651 778
607 173
7.3%
Europe** (Excl France)
1 153 512
1 007 018
14.5%
France + Europe Total
1 805 290
1 614 191
11.8%
Africa Middle East India
491 151
360 029
36.4%
Eurasia
364 451
356 216
2.3%
Americas
354 370
354 072
0.1%
Asia Pacific
167 363
124 418
34.5%
Total Excl France + Europe
1 377 335
1 194 735
15.3%
World
3 182 625
2 808 926
13.3%
* Sales
** Europe = European Union, except Romania, Bulgaria & Island,
Norvway& Switzerland, Albania, Bosnia, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Serbia

Sales by brand

December Ytd*

2016
2015
% var
RENAULT



PC
2 094 542
1 829 832
14.5%
LCV
392 767
348 127
12.8%
PC + LCV
2 487 309
2 177 959
14.2%
RENAULT SAMSUNG MOTORS



PC
111 097
80 028
38.8%
DACIA



PC
542 542
511 501
6.1%
LCV
41 677
39 438
5.7%
PC + LCV
584 219
550 939
6.0%
GROUPE RENAULT



PC
2 748 181
2 421 361
13.5%
LCV
434 444
387 565
12.1%
PC + LCV
3 182 625
2 808 926
13.3%
GroupeRenault : 15 markets - December Ytd


Volumes  2016*
MS VP+VU 2016
(units)
(% )
1
FRANCE
651 778
26.87
2
GERMANY
198 609
5.49
3
ITALY
190 610
9.37
4
SPAIN
170 272
12.90
5
TURKEY
169 236
17.20
6
BRAZIL
149 977
7.55
7
UNITED KINGDOM
138 642
4.51
8
INDIA
132 235
3.95
9
RUSSIA
117 227
8.21
10
SOUTH KOREA
111 087
6.19
11
IRAN
108 536
8.44
12
ARGENTINA
99 097
14.50
13
BELGIUM+LUXEMBOURG
92 247
13.82
14
MOROCCO
61 726
37.84
15
ALGERIA
61 249
51.32
*2016 full year (sales), exclTwizy
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