Passenger car registrations: +5.5% in January
Brussels, 18/02/2014 – In January 2014, demand for new passenger cars in the EU* increased for the fifth consecutive month, with a rise of 5.5% in registrations
In January 2014, demand for new passenger cars in the EU* increased for the fifth consecutive month, with a rise of 5.5% in registrations. However, in absolute figures, the total of 935,640 units registered marked the second lowest result to date for a month of January since ACEA began the series in 2003 with the enlarged EU.
In January 2014, most EU markets posted growth, as did all the major ones, from +7.6% in the UK and Spain, to +7.2% in Germany, +3.2% in Italy and +0.5% in France.
* EU28, data for Malta unavailable
- The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) represents the 14 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, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, 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, Senior Statistics Manager, email@example.com.
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About the EU automobile industry
- 13.0 million Europeans work in the automotive sector
- 11.5% of all manufacturing jobs in the EU
- €374.6 billion in tax revenue for European governments
- €79.5 billion trade surplus for the European Union
- Almost 8% of EU GDP generated by the auto industry
- €58.8 billion in R&D spending annually, 32% of EU total