The winners and losers of the Greek car market in 2021

With the pandemic of the new coronavirus training in 2020 the ever-increasing sales of new cars in Greece, in 2021 the global shortage of semiconductors was added, which caused problems throughout the supply chain. Nevertheless, the sign at the end of the year was positive, as we did not experience the unprecedented bans of 2020.

1Sales 2021

According to the data of ELSTAT and SEAA, in 2021 100,916 new cars were sold in Greece, an increase of 24.6% compared to 2020, where 80,977 new cars were sold. In December 2021, 12,007 cars were released for the first time (new or used abroad) compared to 9,465 released in the corresponding month of 2020, showing an increase of 26.9.

The traffic of cars (new or used abroad) had a decrease of 15.0% in December 2020 compared to the corresponding month of 2019. The new cars released in December 2021 amount to 5,660, compared to 6,443 released in the corresponding month of 2020, showing a decrease of 12.2%.

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Looking at the numbers in total, in the period January – December 2021, 198,552 cars (new or used abroad) were released for the first time, compared to 162,575 (new or used abroad) that were released in the corresponding period of 2020, showing an increase of 22.1%. It had a decrease of 24.4% in the 12 months of January – December 2020, compared to the corresponding of 2019.

3Companies

Position Company Sales 2021 Market share
1 Toyota 13.175 (+28,4%) 13,1%
2 Peugeot 10.135 (+39,6%) 10,1%
3 Hyundai 8.776 (+70,3%) 8,8%
4 Volkswagen 7.462 (+8,3%) 7,4%
5 Opel 5.816 (+15,1%) 5,8%
6 Citroen 4.884 (+27,9%) 4,8%
7 Suzuki 4.850 (+31,1%) 4,8%
8 That 4.564 (+89,3%) 4,6%
9 Mercedes 4.255 (+19,1%) 4,2%
10 BMW 4.174 (+32,9%) 4,2%

Passing to the companies, in the first place in 2021 was Toyota for the 21st time in the last 24 years with 13,175 sales with a market share of 13.1%, with Peugeot maintaining the second place with 10,135 sales, but increasing its market share in 10.1%. Hyundai climbed to the third place of preferences in our country with sales that reached 8,776 cars, dropping to the fourth place Volkswagen, which although increased the volume of sales, but fell significantly in market share (7.4% in 2021, compared to 8.7% in 2020).

It is followed by Opel with 5,816 sales (5.8 %% market share), Citroen with 4,884 sales (+ 27.9%), Suzuki with 4,850 sales (4.8%), Kia – which is a new entry in top 10- with 4,564 sales (4.6% market share), Mercedes with 4,255 sales (4.2% market share) and BMW -a new entry in the top 10- with 4,174 sales (4.2% market share) ). The three companies that were displaced by Citroen, Kia and BMW are Nissan, Skoda and Renault.

4What did the Premium companies do?

In terms of luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz sold 4,255 cars, in second place was BMW with 4,174 sales, recording a significant increase, which reached 32.9%. It is followed by Audi in third place with 3,545 sales, Volvo in fourth with 1,715 sales and Tesla in fifth with 598 sales.

Then, we see that DS Automobiles sold 291 cars, while in 2021 for the first time in Greece 138 new Lexus, 113 new Alfa Romeo, 107 Porsche, 94 Jaguar, 6 Maserati, 5 Lamborghini, 4 Alpina, 1 Bentley, with Aston Martin and Ferrari do not sell a single new car. However, 23 used Ferrari, 17 Lamborghini, 5 Rolls-Royce and 3 McLaren were imported and received Greek license plates.

5Analyzing each brand separately for 2021:

Company Sales 2021 Sales 2020 Difference
Alfa Romeo 113 194 -41,75%
Audi 3.545 2.696 +31,49%
BMW 4.174 3.140 +32,9%
Citroen 4.884 3.818 +27,9%
Dacia 2.262 1.605 +40,93%
DS 291 280 +3,92%
Fiat 3.485 2.860 +21,85%
Ford 3.060 2.794 +9,52%
Honda 332 401 -17,2%
Hyundai 8.776 5.152 +70,34%
Jaguar 94 89 +5,61%
Jeep 1.447 912 +58,66%
That 4.564 2.410 +89,37%
Land Rover 563 356 +58,14%
Lexus 138 88 +56,81%
Mazda 398 197 +102,03%
Mercedes 4.255 3.572 +19,1%
Mini 1.909 1.611 +18,49%
Mitsubishi 227 443 -48,75%
Nissan 3.933 4.375 -10,10%
Opel 5.816 5.050 +15,16%
Peugeot 10.135 7.259 +39,61%
Porsche 107 106 +0,94%
Renault 2.784 3.252 -14,39%
Seat 1.854 1.620 +14,44%
Skoda 2.996 3.217 -6,86%
Smart 80 35 +128,57%
Subaru 35 38 -7,89%
Suzuki 4.850 3.697 +31,1%
Tesla 598 22 +2.618%
Toyota 13.175 10.263 +28,37
Volkswagen 7.462 6.888 +8,3%
Volvo 1.715 1.476 +16,19%

6Gasoline Vs Diesel Vs Hybrids

Of the 100,916 new cars in 2021, 49.2% were powered by a petrol engine, down 4.0% from 2020. Next are hybrids (mHEV and HEV) with a market share of 23.2% (8.7 increase in share), which overtook cars with diesel engines. More specifically, only 17.4% of the market had a diesel engine, recording a decrease of 10.1% compared to 2020.

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It is followed by rechargeable (pure electric, BEV, and plug-in hybrid, PHEV) cars, which had a market share of 6.9% (4.3% share increase), cars with gas had a market share of 1.3% (0 , 3% share reduction), while LPG cars had a 2% share, when in 2020 they had 0.5%.

Fuel Type 2021 2020
Petrol 49,2% 53,2%
Hybrids (HEV) 23,2% 14,5%
Oil 17,4% 27,5%
Rechargeable (BEV-PHEV) 6,9% 2,6%
LPG (bi-fuel) 2% 0,5%
Natural gas (bi-fuel) 1,3% 1,7%

8Categories

Categories 2021 2020 Difference (unit units)
A 9,9% 8,7% +1,2
A-SUV 1,2% 1,5% -0,3
A Overall
11,1% 10,3% +0,9
B 26,3% 28,0% -1,7
B-SUV 22,0% 19,0% +3,0
B Overall
48,3% 47,0% +1,3
C 12,5% 14,3% -1,8
C-SUV 21,4% 22,1% -0,7
C Overall
33,9% 36,4% -2,5
D 1,9% 1,5% +0,4
D-SUV 2,8% 2,7% +0,1
D Overall
4,7% 4,2% +0,5
E 0,2% 0,2% -0,1
E-SUV 0,5% 0,3% +0,1
E Overall
0,6% 0,5% +0,1
F-G 0,1% 0,1% +0,0
F-G-SUV 0,1% 0,2% -0,1
FG Overall
0,1% 0,2% -0,1
SPORTS 0,2% 0,2% +0,0
MPV 0,1% 0,2% -0,1
MPV-M/COMBI 0,8% 1,0% -0,2

Of all cars, SUVs and crossovers accounted for 48.0% of total sales in 2021 from 45.8% in 2020. The highest-selling category was B (26.3%), followed by of B-SUVs (22.0%), C-SUVs (21.4%), C (12.5%), and A (9.9%).


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