Passenger car registrations: +6.5% in first half-year; +4.5% in June
Brussels, 17 July 2014 – In June 2014, new passenger car registrations were up by 4.5%, pursuing an upward trend commenced ten months ago
In June 2014, new passenger car registrations were up by 4.5%, pursuing an upward trend commenced ten months ago. However, new registrations represented a total of 1,189,143 units, which is the second lowest level reached in a month of June since ACEA began the series in 2003 with the enlarged EU. In the first semester, demand for new passenger car registrations totalled 6,622,996 units, or 6.5% more than in the first six months of 2013.
In June, Germany was the only major market to shrink (-1.9%). Elsewhere, growth ranged from 2.5% in France, 3.8% in Italy, 6.2% in the UK and 23.9% in Spain, leading to a 4.5% upturn in the region. From January to June, growth prevailed across major markets, reaching 2.4% in Germany, 2.9% in France, 3.3% in Italy, 10.6% in the UK and 17.8% in Spain. Overall, demand for new cars was 6.5% higher in the EU* than in the first semester of last year.
* EU28, data for Malta unavailable
In: Growth & Competitiveness