Passenger car registrations: +6.5% in first half-year; +4.5% in June

Brussels, 17 July 2014 – In June 2014, new passenger car registrations were up by 4.5%, pursuing an upward trend commenced ten months ago

In June 2014, new passenger car registrations were up by 4.5%, pursuing an upward trend commenced ten months ago. However, new registrations represented a total of 1,189,143 units, which is the second lowestlevel reached in a month of June since ACEA began the series in 2003 with the enlarged EU. 

In the first semester, demand for new passenger car registrations totalled 6,622,996 units, or 6.5% more than in the first six months of 2013. 

In June, Germany was the only major market to shrink (-1.9%). Elsewhere, growth ranged from 2.5% in France, 3.8% in Italy, 6.2% in the UK and 23.9% in Spain, leading to a 4.5% upturn in the region. From January to June, growth prevailed across major markets, reaching 2.4% in Germany, 2.9% in France, 3.3% in Italy, 10.6% in the UK and 17.8% in Spain. Overall, demand for new cars was 6.5% higher in the EU* than in the first semester of last year.

* EU28, data for Malta unavailable


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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.
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