2011, second worst year of car registrations
2011, second worst year of car registrations
December closed with 66,458 registrations that, compared to 68,942 in the same month of 2010, imply a decline of 3.6%
The car registrations remain at 808,059 units, 17.7% lower than 982,015 in 2010 and only 15,500 more than in 1993
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Madrid. (EFE) .- The registrations of passenger cars in 2011 reached 808,059 units, 17.7% lower than the 982,015 that closed the year 2010, reported today the automotive associations of manufacturers (ANFAC) and sellers (GANVAM). This annual record is the second lowest in history in this market since the start of the aforementioned statistics, only surpassed by the 792,500 registered registrations in 1993. December closed with 66,458 registrations that, compared with 68,942 thereof month of 2010, imply a decline of 3.6%. These annual registrations are broken down into 708,041 sedans, 19.11% less than in 2010, and 100,018 off-road vehicles, which also evolve downwards by 6.5%.
In the last month of the year, the saloons registered 56,675 units (-3.3%) and the all-terrain vehicles 9,783 (-5.6%). By channels, throughout the year, individuals enrolled 387,831 passenger cars, 33.6% less than in the previous year and 48% of the market share, a record that recently rose to 60%. In December this channel was settled with 35,657 units, with a decrease of 8% and was the eighteenth consecutive month of decline.
The registrations of renters or rent a car (141,147 units) grew by 4.3% in the year under the good tourist season, although in December there was a significant decline of 23.7%. The channel of company fleets, continues as the one of greater strength and it shows an annual growth of 6.3%, with 279.01 registrations, while in the month, the increase rises to 9.2%. It must be borne in mind that this channel is where a good part of the so-called auto-enrollment are accounted for.
For the informative associations, the data of 2011 constitutes the third consecutive year in which this market ends in volumes below one million units. As economic arguments of this unfavorable evolution cites the unemployment rate, the crisis of confidence and the restriction of credit have stagnated the market in volumes of 1993 and advances that in the year just started the trend is to stay in the environment of 800,000 units . The fall of 2011 has caused effects such as a “very significant reduction” of the tax collection for the acquisition of vehicles.
In this sense, ANFAC and GANVAM point out that the State has stopped entering around 450 million euros with respect to the previous year, since, for every 100,000 cars of additional demand in the segment of individuals, extra income could be generated to the public coffers of 320 million euros. The market is also mediated by the commercial effort made by brands and dealerships over the past three years to stimulate the market, which means that today the user can buy a vehicle with twice as much equipment as five years ago at a price half the same as at the end of 2008.
The economic director of ANFAC, Arancha Mur, affirms that “the weakness of the internal market, in addition to the important consequences for the aging of the park, has a direct influence on the reduction of tax revenues obtained by the Public Administrations”. The president of Ganvam, Juan Antonio Sánchez Torres, said that “the year 2011 was a year to forget that it will mark a sad milestone for the automotive industry as it happened in 1993.”
Sánchez Torres, however, trusts in the potential of the sector and in the implementation of an aid plan that he considers compatible with the government’s recently announced measures to contain public spending due to the return effect of this investment through more fiscal income. None of the autonomous communities has broken the trend of falling annual registrations and only the Balearic Islands (2%), the Canary Islands (2.3%) and Madrid (4.6%) offer the most moderate decreases, as opposed to the highest of Extremadura (36.3%) and Galicia (33.9%). By brands, the Spanish Seat closes the year with the leadership of 73,524 registrations, while in models, the Renault Megane climbs to the top with 35,597 units.
In segment, despite its small volume, luxury saloons have advanced in 2011 by 83.1% and the hikes are also joined by small SUVs (22.2%) and large minivans (11.3%). In the fuel cycle, diesel closes with a 70.3% share of registrations, but in the course of the year it has lost almost four percentage points in favor of gasoline. The hybrids and electric continue in marginality with the annual quota of 1.3%.
The concessionaires trust that the recovery will start in 2012
For its part, the Federation of Associations of Automotive Dealers (Faconauto) trusts that in 2012 the conditions will be given for the automobile market in Spain to begin recovery. The employers of the concessionaires today expressed this confidence after knowing the registration data for the month of December 2011.
The concessionaires predict, in the first place, an improvement of the confidence in the first months of 2012 that allows the families to raise retended income during the crisis, part of which can go destined to the acquisition of a new car.
Faconauto believes that in 2012 will also accelerate the renewal of the park acquired in the decade of expansion of the car (1997-2007).
According to estimates of the concessionaires, 2011 has been closed with a level of renewal lower by 150,000 units than would be natural for our market, which are units that could be acquired throughout this year. For the employers, the automotive sector, due to its visibility and its dynamic potential, can be a sector for which the new Government will bet to lead the economic recovery of our country.
“We are clearly below our potential, I have a feeling that, if the minimum conditions are created, the automotive industry will start and” pull “consumption, employment and other sectors,” said the president of Faconauto, Antonio Romero. Haupold.
No autonomy grows in car registrations in 2011
No autonomous community presented an upward trend in passenger car registrations in 2011 and only the Balearic Islands (2%) and the Canary Islands (2.3%), due to the effect of tourism, and Madrid (4.5%), due to specific aid , offered moderate single-digit declines. The registrations of cars in Spain closed 2011 with 808,059 units, 17.7% less than in 2010 (982,015), in what constitutes the second worst year since these statistics are published, only exceeded the low by the 792,500 registered in 1993.
The worst annual behaviors were in Extremadura , with a decrease of 36.3%; Galicia , with 33.8%; Castilla-La Mancha , with 32.9%; Navarra , with 32.3%; and Castilla y León , with 32.1%. In this group of territories with decreases above two digits, only the Comunidad Valenciana , with 15.2%, had a setback below the national average of 17, 7% and the rest surpassed it. By volume of registrations, Madrid stood out with 262,688 units and a market share of 32.5% (four and a half percentage points more than in 2010), well ahead of Catalonia , with 119,944 and a share of 14.8%, similar to that of a year earlier.
In December, a good number of communities pointed to the rise, in a month in which the 66,458 passenger car registrations accounted for a decline of 3.6% over 2010. Among these communities with increased monthly registrations are the Balearic Islands, with a 16 ,5%; Asturias , with 3.4%; the Valencian Community, with 2.8%; Basque Country and La Rioja , with 2.4% both; Catalonia and Madrid, with 1.7%; and Murcia , with 0.7%. The worst monthly performance corresponded to Galicia, with a drop of 24.4%; Cantabria, 21.4%, and Andalusia, 15.2%.