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Sales figuresNewsinsightManufacturer newsFuelpricesRemarketing analysisNews digestCar Recruitmentreviewsspot August August YTD YTD Manufacturer 2011 2010 % change 2011 2010 % changeVauxhall 4,354 4,649 -6.35% 104,495 98,957 5.60%Ford 6,062 5,364 13.01% 100,247 106,116 -5.53%Volkswagen 4,214 3,353 25.68% 68,828 61,937 11.13%BMW 2,338 2,299 1.70% 44,135 36,172 22.01%Audi 2,318 2,049 13.13% 42,324 39,005 8.51%Peugeot 1,815 2,104 -13.74% 35,234 39,173 -10.06%Nissan 1,870 1,682 11.18% 29,444 26,747 10.08%Mercedes 1,114 1,015 9.75% 26,921 22,309 20.67%Renault 987 1,786 -44.74% 23,070 29,819 -22.63%Citroën 1,592 1,489 6.92% 19,688 22,686 -13.22%Toyota 814 873 -6.76% 17,659 20,638 -14.43%Kia 814 480 69.58% 16,045 10,047 59.70%Hyundai 426 485 -12.16% 14,787 12,449 18.78%Skoda 762 765 -0.39% 13,318 9,939 34.00%Volvo 360 415 -13.25% 12,445 12,965 -4.01%Seat 598 346 72.83% 11,396 11,433 -0.32%Honda 383 607 -36.90% 11,381 14,040 -18.94%Mini 703 287 144.95% 10,986 7,396 48.54%Mazda 220 619 -64.46% 8,119 9,556 -15.04%Land Rover 70 76 -7.89% 6,945 7,212 -3.70%Fiat 277 204 35.78% 6,118 8,618 -29.01%Chevrolet 283 69 310.14% 4,093 2,923 40.03%Alfa Romeo 153 60 155.00% 4,077 1,707 138.84%Jaguar 35 89 -60.67% 3,759 4,042 -7.00%Mitsubishi 82 120 -31.67% 2,106 1,694 24.32%Lexus 59 35 68.57% 2,082 2,131 -2.30%Saab 33 44 -25.00% 1,942 645 201.09%Suzuki 51 19 168.42% 1,039 661 57.19%Smart 50 40 25.00% 1,018 1056 -3.60%Subaru 0 2 -100.00% 499 575 -13.22%Porsche 32 6 433.33% 475 602 -21.10%Jeep 2 12 -83.33% 390 384 1.56%Bentley 7 4 75.00% 250 281 -11.03%Aston Martin 14 39 -64.10% 247 258 -4.26%Chrysler 58 12 383.33% 234 454 -48.46%Lotus 2 6 -66.67% 160 137 16.79%Infiniti 2 8 -75.00% 74 34 117.65%MG 12 4 200.00% 72 84 -14.29%Maserati 1 2 -50.00% 61 76 -19.74%Total 32,967 31,518 4.39% 646,163 624,958 3.28%Fleet sales: August

RemarketingLow stock levels shield vendors from pressuresBy Gareth RobertsAverage values of used fleet cars sold at auction recorded a 2% increase in August, according to the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA). Last month, NAMA reported a significant slow­down in the rate of price falls and said a "sense of order" had returned to the market. However, it was also true that the supply of used cars arriving at the auctions also reached the lowest point of the year so far. Andrew Hulme, NAMA chairman, said: "The auction and wholesale market remains finely balanced between supply and demand and it remains important that vendors remain vigilant, flexible and pro-active throughout autumn as the increase in stock from fleet and dealer sectors shifts the supply/demand balance."August's dip in supply wasn't missed by BCA, as it reported a price bounce with fleet/lease and nearly-new stock showing substantial month-on-month rises.The bounce in fleet values halted a run of six consecutive monthly falls. Month-on-month values improved by £222 to £7,222, but year-on-year values were behind by £113 or 1.5%.BCA communications director Tony Gannon said: "While there has been some softening of market conditions over the summer months - as would be expected - vendors have been shielded from any real price pressure by the low stock levels."Demand for the limited supply has been just suffi­cient to keep the market balanced and healthy conversions have been achieved. However, as volumes rise significantly in the weeks following the registration plate change, there is no indication that demand will increase at a similar rate." Average wholesale used van values stabilised in August with average values up by just 0.5% (£19) to £3,869, reports Manheim Remarketing. When compared with August 2010, average values are 3.2% (£130) lower, average age is three months higher at 55 months and average mileage is up by 4,238 miles to 75,871 miles.Four of the five volume sectors showed very small decreases in average value of anywhere between just 0.1% and 0.6%. But large panel vans (3.0t and heavier) experienced an increase of 7.6% (£301) to £4,239, with an average age two months lower but with an increase in average mileage of just over 1,000 miles. Other notable examples of increases in average values include car derived vans, which rose by 3.1% (£83) to £2,754.James Davis, general manager, commercial vehicles at Manheim Remarketing, said: "Year-on-year sold volumes are up 14% demonstrating the underlying strength of the used van market." Wholesale van values stabilise in August