Passenger car registrations: +10.2% in January

Brussels, 16 February 2017 – In January 2017, the EU passenger car market started the year positively, partially due to extra working days during the month. Registrations grew markedly (+10.2%) compared to January 2016, totalling 1,170,220 units.

In January 2017, the EU passenger car market started the year positively, partially due to extra working days during the month. Registrations grew markedly (+10.2%) compared to January 2016, totalling 1,170,220 units.

Among the major markets, Spain (+10.7%), France (+10.6%), Germany (+10.5%) and Italy (+10.1%) recorded very strong performances in January, all posting double-digit percentage gains. The UK passenger car market also grew during the first month of 2017, although at more modest rate (+2.9%). 

* Data for Malta not available

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