Monthly BMW car sales in the United Kingdom 2014-2019

In the first seven months of 2019, German carmaker BMW sold 99,210 passenger cars in the United Kingdom. This was slightly less than the amount sold in the same time period the previous year. Overall, UK consumers bought 172,048 BMW cars in 2018, with the greatest sales made during March and September of each year – the months when the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency releases new registration plates.
As of June 2019, the BMW marque was the third most valuable automotive brand in the world.

BMW’s market share

BMW’s UK market share generally amounts to around seven percent. Between January 2014 and July 2019, the automobile manufacturer’s market share peaked at 9.78 percent in June 2018. The following year, this figure amounted to 8.9 percent, which was the third largest share recorded in the past five years.

Ford is market leader

Ford is the most popular car brand in the country. The US based company’s market share generally exceeded ten percent, although figures have been slowly declining since early 2017.
Ford is employer to some 13,000 people at its engine plants in Bridgend, Dagenham and the partly owned transmission plant in Halewood.

Monthly sales volume of BMW passenger cars in the United Kingdom (UK) from January 2014 to July 2019

Units sold
Jul 199,198
Jun 19 19,985
May 19 12,415
Apr 19 10,868
Mar 1930,330
Feb 196,870
Jan 199,553
Dec 1811,600
Nov 18 12,821
Oct 1811,315
Sep 1827,940
Aug 185,998
Jul 189,978
Jun 1822,985
May 1812,940
Apr 189,078
Mar 1831,649
Feb 186,744
Jan 189,000
Dec 1713,471
Nov 1712,781
Oct 1711,056
Sep 1731,465
Aug 174,607
Jul 17 9,083
Jun 17 19,149
May 17 12,731
Apr 17 11,277
Mar 17 34,867
Feb 17 6,119
Jan 17 8,489
Dec 16 15,066
Nov 16 15,330
Oct 16 13,541
Sep 16 32,595
Aug 16 4,752
Jul 16 9,699
Jun 1618,712
May 1615,423
Apr 1610,980
Mar 1632,470
Feb 165,760
Jan 168,265
Dec 1517,181
Nov 1511,963
Oct 1513,938
Sep 1529,713
Aug 154,848
Jul 159,385
Jun 1517,242
May 1512,206
Apr 1510,891
Mar 1526,925
Feb 155,091
Jan 158,008
Dec 1412,445
Nov 1412,355
Oct 1410,558
Sep 1424,891
Aug 143,552
Jul 149,955
Jun 1415,052
May 1411,649
Apr 1410,484
Mar 1426,977
Feb 143,037
Jan 147,923
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 2014 to July 2019*

Supplementary notes

* Data for previous months provided by the source.

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