EU new passenger car registrations down 2.6 percent in Jan-Apr

Monday, 20 May 2019 16:17:33 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul

In April this year, new car registrations totaled 1.3 million units in the European Union (EU), remaining stable year on year, according to the latest figures issued by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA).

Demand in the region was mainly driven by the central European countries, which posted a 4.6 percent increase in April. Looking at the EU’s five largest markets, Spain (+2.6%), Italy (+1.5%) and France (+0.4%) showed slight gains compared to April 2018, but demand in the United Kingdom (-4.1%) and Germany (-1.1%) declined, year on year.

Meanwhile, in the first four months, new passenger car registrations in the EU decreased to 5.3 million units, down 2.6 percent year on year. The German and French markets remained almost flat in the given period, while registrations declined in Italy (-4.6%), Spain (-4.5%) and the UK (-2.7%) when compared with the same period in 2018.

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