Top 25 Global Markets (Jan-May 2013 compared to 2012)
The World Map of Automotive Market represents the sales trend of cars in the top 25 world markets
The market situation in early 2013 demonstrates a good performance of the American continent that seems to have overcome the crisis:
North America grew again with robust sales posted in U.S. up to 7,2%, Canada up to 2,4% and Mexico to 9%.
South America was driven up by Brazil which grew 8,7% (+29,3% in April), while Argentina kept its world’s 17th rank, surging 8,1%.
Among the emerging countries China grew 13.3% (+45% in January), while India fell by 10.9%.
Thailand is the country that grew the most (+27,3%), followed by Algeria (+27,1%).
Europe is in crisis: the only countries that grew are the United Kingdom with a sales increase of 9.6%, and Belgium, up to 3.7%; all other European countries fell down: Germany was down 8,9%, France down of 11,5%, Italy down of 12,5%, Spain down of 6,1%, and the Netherlands, the worst among all nations, down of 29,7%.