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UNITED KINGDOM AID EXCLUSIVE
For German carmakers Britain’s bumpy roads are still paved with gold 
50% plus - UK market share of German manufacturers in 2014

Published: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:49:56 GMT

The Mall London Summer 2014 German car and taxis

Britain, contrary to conventional wisdom, remains the way and ahead biggest export market for German made cars. So much so in fact that a small country, long seen as a ‘treasure island’ by Germany’s autoindustry bigwigs, currently soaks up more German-made cars than comparative giants like the USA and China

Perhaps outwardly startling to even seasoned auto-industry insiders, last year alone Britain became home to some 820,897 German-made cars, according to the VDA, Germany’s auto industry federation. 

Less surprising, given last year’s near 10 per cent UK car sales growth to a pre-crisis 2.48 million cars, same year German car exports to buoyant UK shores also rose by 7 per cent from an already high 767,024 in the previous year. 

50% plus
UK market share of German manufacturers in 2014


Put into overall perspective, last year the UK on its own accounted for close on one-in-five of the 4,303,127 cars exported by German car makers in 2014. By contrast, VDA figures reveal that last year’s German car exports to both the US and China reached a respective 613,381 and 274,212 units.

This means that the UK stands out head and shoulders above the rest as the world’s biggest single market for German manufactured cars
...more 


> Audi likely to retain UK’s prestige car sales crown for 2nd year running  10 December 2014


> Britain first to emerge from Europe’s long drawn out car sales drought  09 December 2014


> West Europe’s car sales train regains momentum in October  11 November 2014


DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:
UNITED KINGDOM new car sales by manufacturer and marque:  
DECEMBER 2014 v DECEMBER 2013
12-MONTHS
2014 v 12-MONTHS
2013

   


 


 

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