Passenger car registrations: +8.2% in the first half of the year; +14.6% in June

Brussels, 16 July 2015 – In June 2015, demand for new passenger cars in the EU was up (+14.6%), pursuing the upward trend commenced 22 months ago and marking the largest over-the-month increase since December 2009

In June 2015, demand for new passenger cars in the EU was up (+14.6%), pursuing the upward trend commenced 22 months ago and marking the largest over-the-month increase since December 2009.

All major markets significantly supported the overall expansion, with Spain (+23.5%), France (+15.0%), Italy (+14.4%), Germany (+12.9%) and the UK (+12.9%) posting double-digit growth. Across the region, new passenger car registrations totalled 1,364,009 units.

In the first semester of 2015, new passenger car registrations increased (+8.2%) surpassing 7 million units (7,169,984). All major markets posted growth, contributing to the overall upturn of the EU market over the period.

Registrations in Spain (+22.0%), Italy (+15.2%), the UK (+7.0%), France (+6.1%) and Germany (+5.2%) increased compared to the same period one year ago

* registration figures updated on 16 July at 11.33am to include revised Volvo Car Corp data for EU + EFTA Countries and Western Europe (EU15 + EFTA Countries).

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