Passenger car registrations: +4.1% over 11 months; +5.9% in November
Brussels, 14 December 2017 – In November 2017, registrations of new passenger cars in the EU totalled 1,216,702 units. Demand increased by 5.9% compared to the same month last year, mostly driven by the fact that there was one extra working day this November.
In November 2017, registrations of new passenger cars in the EU totalled 1,216,702 units. Demand increased by 5.9% compared to the same month last year, mostly driven by the fact that there was one extra working day this November. Nearly all major EU markets performed well: Spain (+12.4%) and France (+10.3%) posted double-digit growth, followed by Germany (+9.4%) and Italy (+6.8%). The UK car market, however, contracted for the eighth consecutive month, with registrations falling by 11.2% in November.
Eleven months into the year, the European car market continued its positive momentum (+4.1%), counting more than 14 million new passenger cars registered. Among the five big markets, Italy (+8.7%) and Spain (+7.8%) recorded the strongest gains, followed by France (+5.3%) and Germany (+3.0%). By contrast, car demand in the United Kingdom decreased by 5.0% so far in 2017.
- The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) represents the 16 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus makers: BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford of Europe, Honda Motor Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Iveco Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Renault Group, Stellantis, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, and Volvo Group.
- Visit www.acea.auto for more information about ACEA, and follow us on www.twitter.com/ACEA_auto or www.linkedin.com/company/ACEA/.
- Contact: Francesca Piazza, Statistics Manager, email@example.com.
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About the EU automobile industry
- 13 million Europeans work in the auto industry (directly and indirectly), accounting for 7% of all EU jobs.
- 11.5% of EU manufacturing jobs – some 3.4 million – are in the automotive sector.
- Motor vehicles are responsible for €374.6 billion of tax revenue for governments across key European markets.
- The automobile industry generates a trade surplus of €79.5 billion for the EU.
- The turnover generated by the auto industry represents more than 8% of the EU’s GDP.
- Investing €58.8 billion in R&D annually, the automotive sector is Europe’s largest private contributor to innovation, accounting for 32% of total EU spending.