EU new passenger car registrations up by 0.1 percent in 2018

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 15:44:45 (GMT+3)   |   Istanbul

In December last year, new car registrations totaled 998,503 units in the European Union (EU), increasing by 8.4 percent year on year, according to the latest figures issued by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA).

In December, with the exception of Italy (+2.0%), all major EU markets saw demand for cars contract during the last month of the year.

Meanwhile, in 2018, new passenger car registrations in the EU increased to 15.16 million units, up 0.1 percent year on year. Results were diverse among the five major EU markets last year, with Spain (+7.0%) and France (+3.0%) posting growth, registrations falling slightly in Germany (-0.2%), and demand contracting in Italy (-3.1%) and the United Kingdom (-6.8%).

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