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).
- The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) represents the 14 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus makers: BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford of Europe, Honda Motor Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Iveco Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo Group.
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- Contact: Francesca Piazza, Senior Statistics Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the EU automobile industry
- 13.0 million Europeans work in the automotive sector
- 11.5% of all manufacturing jobs in the EU
- €374.6 billion in tax revenue for European governments
- €79.5 billion trade surplus for the European Union
- Almost 8% of EU GDP generated by the auto industry
- €58.8 billion in R&D spending annually, 32% of EU total