Passenger car registrations: +5.7% over eleven months; +1.4% in November

Brussels, 16 December 2014 – In November, EU* passenger car registrations recorded moderate growth (+1.4%) on a year earlier, reaching 953,886 units sold and marking the fifteenth consecutive month of growth

In November, EU* passenger car registrations recorded moderate growth (+1.4%) on a year earlier, reaching 953,886 units sold and marking the fifteenth consecutive month of growth. Looking at the largest markets, the demand increase was mainly led by the significant growth recorded in Spain (+17.4%), followed by the UK (+8.0%), and Italy (+5.0%), while Germany (-1.8%) and France (-2.7%) recorded a slight decline. Substantial growth posted by the new EU member states (+5.5%) partially explains last month’s positive outcome.

From January to November, 11,600,383 new passenger were registered in the EU, or 5.7% more than in the same period last year. Looking at the largest markets, France remained stable (+1.1%), while Germany (+2.6%), Italy (+4.3%) and the UK (+9.4%) expanded. Spain (+18.1%) posted double‐digit growth.

* Data for Malta n.a.

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  • 12.9 million Europeans work in the automotive sector
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