Passenger car registrations: +7.1% over 11 months; +5.8% in November

Brussels, 15 December 2016 – In November 2016, the EU passenger car market managed to rebound following the slowdown observed in October, with new registrations totalling 1,148,618 units (+5.8%).

In November 2016, the EU passenger car market managed to rebound following the slowdown observed in October, with new registrations totalling 1,148,618 units (+5.8%). Growth was supported by all major markets, with Spain (+13.5%), France (+8.5%) and Italy (+8.2%) posting the strongest gains, while the UK (+2.9%) and Germany (+1.5%) followed with more modest figures.

After 11 months, 2016 passenger car registrations in the EU totalled 13.5 million units, a 7.1% increase. All five big markets contributed positively to overall growth during this period. Double-digit increases were recorded in Italy (+16.5%) and Spain (+11.1%), followed by France (+5.0%), Germany (+4.6%) and the United Kingdom (+2.5%).

* Data for Malta not available

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  • 12.9 million Europeans work in the automotive sector
  • 8.3% of all manufacturing jobs in the EU
  • €392.2 billion in tax revenue for European governments
  • €101.9 billion trade surplus for the European Union
  • Over 7% of EU GDP generated by the auto industry
  • €59.1 billion in R&D spending annually, 31% of EU total
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