Passenger car registrations: +6.1% over nine months; +6.4% in September

Brussels, 17 October 2014 – In September, the EU* market for new passenger cars expanded for the thirteenth consecutive month, totalling 1,235,501 units

In September, the EU* market for new passenger cars expanded for the thirteenth consecutive month, totalling 1,235,501 units. Substantial growth prevailed in all major markets, Spain (+26.2%), France (+6.3%), UK (+5.6%), Germany (+5.2%) and Italy (+3.3%) leading to an upturn (+6.4%) across the region as a whole*.

From January to September, the EU* market for passenger cars increased (+6.1%) compared to the first nine months of 2013, mainly caused by the significant growth recorded in Spain (+17.2%) and the UK (+9.1%). Likewise Italian (+3.6%), German (+2.9%) and French (+2.1%) markets expanded. New passenger car registrations in the EU* totalled 9,572,259 units over the period.

* Data for Malta unavailable

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About the EU automobile industry

  • 12.6 million Europeans work in the auto industry (directly and indirectly), accounting for 6.6% of all EU jobs.
  • 11.6% of EU manufacturing jobs – some 3.5 million – are in the automotive sector.
  • Motor vehicles are responsible for €398.4 billion of tax revenue for governments across key European markets.
  • The automobile industry generates a trade surplus of €76.3 billion for the EU.
  • The turnover generated by the auto industry represents more than 8% of the EU’s GDP.
  • Investing €62 billion in R&D annually, the automotive sector is Europe’s largest private contributor to innovation, accounting for 33% of total EU spending.
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