Passenger car registrations: +9.4% in first semester; +6.9% in June

Brussels, 15 July 2016 – In June 2016, the European passenger car market grew strongly for the 34th consecutive month. Registrations in June increased by 6.9% compared to June 2015, reaching 1,459,508 units.

In June 2016, the European passenger car market grew strongly for the 34th consecutive month. Registrations in June increased by 6.9% compared to June 2015, reaching 1,459,508 units. In volume terms, these results come close to June 2007, just before the automotive industry was hit by the economic crisis. Among the major markets, Italy (+11.9%), Spain (+11.2%), Germany (+8.3%) recorded positive performance, while the French market remained stable (+0.8%). Demand in the UK fell slightly in June. Registrations went down by -0.8%, mainly due to a drop in private sales.

Over the first half of 2016, new passenger car registrations increased by 9.4% in the EU, totalling 7,842,965 units. All major markets posted growth, contributing to the overall upturn of the European market. The Italian (+19.2%) and Spanish (+12.5%) car markets saw double-digit growth over the period, followed by France (+8.3%), Germany (+7.1%) and the UK (+3.2%). 

* Data for Malta not available

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  • 12.9 million Europeans work in the automotive sector
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  • €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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