Passenger car registrations: -13.7% five months into 2022; -11.2% in May

Brussels, 16 June 2022 – In May 2022, European Union passenger car registrations slipped back by 11.2% to 791,546 units, marking the eleventh consecutive month of decline.

In May 2022, European Union passenger car registrations slipped back by 11.2% to 791,546 units, marking the eleventh consecutive month of decline. All four key EU markets recorded double-digit losses. Italy saw the steepest decline (-15.1%), followed by Spain (‑10.9%), Germany (-10.2%) and France (-10.1%).

From January to May 2022, total registrations of new passenger cars in the EU were 13.7% lower compared to the same period last year. Five months into 2022, sales of new cars have retreated in most markets in the region, including the four major ones: Italy (-24.3%), France (-16.9%), Spain (-11.5%) and Germany (-9.3%).

In May 2022, European Union passenger car registrations slipped back by 11.2% to 791,546 units, marking the eleventh consecutive month of decline.

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  • 12.9 million Europeans work in the automotive sector
  • 8.3% of all manufacturing jobs in the EU
  • €392.2 billion in tax revenue for European governments
  • €101.9 billion trade surplus for the European Union
  • Over 7% of EU GDP generated by the auto industry
  • €59.1 billion in R&D spending annually, 31% of EU total
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