Passenger car registrations: -6.6% over six months; -5.6% in June

Brussels, 16/07/2013 – In June, new passenger car registrations totaled 1,134,042 units, declining by 5.6% compared to the same month last year

In June, new passenger car registrations totaled 1,134,042 units, declining by 5.6% compared to the same month last year.

In the first half year of 2013, 6,204,990 new cars were registered in the EU*, or 6.6% less than in the first six months of 2012.

In June, the UK was the only major market to expand (+13.4%), while the Spanish slipped by 0.7% and the German (-4.7%), Italian (-5.5%) and French (-8.4%) contracted. Total new registrations in the EU* amounted to 1,134,042 units, or the lowest level recorded since 1996.

From January to June, except for the UK which expanded by 10.0%, all other major markets faced a downturn ranging from -4.9% in Spain to -8.1% in Germany, -10.3% in Italy and -11.2% in France. Overall, demand for new cars reached 6,204,990 units in the first semester of this year and decreased by 6.6% compared to the first half year of 2012.

* EU27, data for Malta unavailable

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