Passenger car registrations: -9.8% in first quarter; -10.2% in March
Brussels, 17/04/2013 – In March, demand for new passenger cars was on the decline for the 18th consecutive month, totaling 1,307,107 units
In March, demand for new passenger cars was on the decline for the 18th consecutive month, totaling 1,307,107 units.
Over the first quarter of 2013, new car registrations amounted to 2,989,486 units, or 9.8% less than in the first three months of 2012.
In March, the UK remained a resilient market, posting a 5.9% growth, while Italy (-4.9%), Spain (-13.9%), France (-16.2%) and Germany (-17.1%) saw their demand decrease. Overall, the EU* recorded a total of 1,307,107 new cars, or 10.2% less than in March 2012.
From January to March, except for the UK (+7.4%), all major markets faced a double-digit downturn ranging from -11.5% in Spain to -12.9% in Germany, -13.0% in Italy and -14.6% in France. Overall new car registrations decreased by 9.8% in the first quarter, compared to the same period a year earlier.
* EU27, data for Malta unavailable
- 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, email@example.com.
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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