Passenger car sales in the Netherlands 2010-2019

The total sales volume of passenger cars in the Netherlands fluctuated mainly between 400 thousand and 550 thousand from 2010 to 2019. The highest volume was reached in 2011 with 555,920 volumes sold, the lowest in 2014 with 387,572. Between 2016 and 2019, the number of passenger cars increased by approximately 63,000. Regarding the fuel types of passenger cars sold, most of these cars were petrol fueled. 75.4 percent of all sold cars had a petrol engine, whereas 12.9 percent had a diesel engine. However, most interestingly, the sales volume of electric fueled cars has increased. In 2011 electric fueled cars had a share of 0.2 percent, whereas in 2018 the share rose to 5.4 percent. It is a significant increase, even though it is a relatively small percentage compared to the petrol fueled cars.

German cars popular

With 50,190 passenger cars sold, Volkswagen had the highest sales volume of passenger cars in the Netherlands in 2018. This is roughly 12,000 and 14,000 more than Renault and Opel. Skoda, Audi and Seat, brands which occur in the top 20 leading brands, are part of the Volkswagen Group. These brands together had a sales volume of 42,500, which is roughly one-fourth of the total sales volume of all listed brands. Looking at the sales volume of car models, Volkswagen was with their Polo model the leading manufacturer as well with 14,585 volumes sold in 2018.

Tesla with the highest revenue growth

Considering the revenue of newly registered passenger cars in the Netherlands, Volkswagen had the highest revenue with approximately 1.6 billion euros in 2018. However, the highest value growth was achieved by the electric vehicle brand Tesla. In 2017, the revenue of Tesla amounted to 397 million euros, whereas by 2018 the numbers increased to 972 million euros.

Number of passenger cars sold in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2019

Number of cars sold
2019446,114
2018443,812
2017414,306
2016382,514
2015449,350
2014387,572
2013417,036
2012502,544
2011555,920
2010483,168
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

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