Germany Autos Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2204683
  • September 2012
  • Region: Germany
  • 83 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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The Germany Autos Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, auto associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Germany's automotive industry.

Executive Summary New passenger car sales in Germany totalled 1,882,400 in the first seven months of 2012, according to figures from Germany’s automakers association (VDA). This was a fall of 0.07% year-on-year (y-o-y),
indicating that the market is broadly flat at present. Passenger car exports (2,495,400 units) and production (3,294,500) were both unchanged on the previous year.

However, it was a more downbeat story for commercial vehicles (CVs), with sales down 2% in the Jan-
Jul 2012 period, at 184,550 units. In H112, CV exports were down by 3.3%, at 143,732 CBUs, with CV production also down, by 0.6%, at 210,501.

Looking at the July figures specifically, monthly passenger car sales were down by 5% y-o-y, at 247,860. This is a very disappointing figure and it remains to be seen if this will represent a one-off blip or the start of a more protracted downturn in new car sales over the balance of 2012. For READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Germany Autos SWOT 6

Germany Political SWOT 7

Germany Economic SWOT 7

Germany Business Environment SWOT 8

Global Overview 9
Table: Passenger Car Sales H112 9

Industry Risk/Reward Ratings 13

Poor Show From Western Europe Hurts Region's Score In BMI Ratings 13
Table: BMI Industry Risk/Reward Ratings For Autos In Europe 17

Regional Overview 18

Investments In Emerging Europe 18

Macroeconomic Forecast 25
Table: Germany – Economic Activity 29

Industry Forecast Scenario Domestic Sales 30
Table: Germany – Autos Sales 30

Production 32
Table: Germany – Autos Production 32

Trade 34
Table: Germany – Autos Trade 34

Competitive Landscape 36

Historical Background 36

Major Industry Players 38
Table: German New Vehicles Sales By Brand (Units) 38
Table: Top 10 Best Selling Cars In Germany In H112 39

Passenger Vehicles – Forecast & Analysis 40
Table: Germany – Passenger Car Segment 40

New Investments 40

Company News 41

Alternative Fuels 47

Commercial Vehicles – Forecast & Analysis 50
Table: Germany – Commercial Vehicle Segment 50

Commercial Vehicle Sales To Contract In 2012 51

New Investments 52

Company News 52
Table: Timeline For MAN-Scania Merger 53

Buses 56

Motorcycles – Forecast & Analysis 57
Table: Germany – Motorcycle Segment 57

Sector News 58

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Company News 60

Suppliers 62

Continental’s New Investment To Be Aimed At EM And DM Growth 62

BASF To Strengthen Electromobility Participation With Ovonic Purchase 63

Company Monitor 65

Fiat Profits Continue To Tumble 65

Company Profiles 67

Volkswagen (VW) 67

BMW 69

Mercedes-Benz 71

Robert Bosch 73

Continental 75

Country Snapshot 77
Table: Germany's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 78
Table: Germany's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 79
Table: Germany's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 80
Table: Germany's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 80

BMI Methodology 81

How We Generate Our Forecasting Model 81

Sources 82

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