Passenger car: registrations down 2.1% in first semester 2011
Brussels, 15/07/2011 – Over the first six months of 2011, a total of 7,120,499 new cars was registered, or 2.1% less than in the first half of last year In June new passenger car registrations dropped by 8 1% in the EU* amounting to 1 233 298 unitsof last year.
Over the first six months of 2011, a total of 7,120,499 new cars was registered, or 2.1% less than in the first half of last year. In June, new passenger car registrations dropped by 8.1% in the EU*, amounting to 1,233,298 units. The month counted on average 0.7 working day less across the region.
In June, all important markets faced a downturn, leading to an overall 8.1% fall across the EU*. Contractions ranged from -0.3% in Germany to -1.7% in Italy, -6.2% in the UK, -12.6% in France and -31.4% in Spain.
In the first half-year, the situation in the major markets varied, resulting in a 2.1% decline of EU* registrations. While Germany (+10.5%) performed better than in the same period a year ago, the UK (-7.1%), Italy (-13.1%) and Spain (-26.8%) saw the number of new car registrations decrease. Registrations in France (+1.0%) were almost level compared to last year.
* EU27, data for Cyprus and 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.
- Visit www.acea.auto for more information about ACEA, and follow us on www.twitter.com/ACEA_auto or www.linkedin.com/company/ACEA/.
- 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