Automobile Industry Pocket Guide 2014-2015

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) produces this Pocket Guide annually in order to provide a clear overview of the main characteristics of one of Europe’s key industries. These statistics show an industry that continues to provide employment and mobility for Europe’s citizens, generate tax and trade revenue for governments, and lead the world in terms of innovation.

In 2013, around 13.6 million new cars, vans, trucks and buses were registered in the EU. Sales have dropped by over a quarter since the pre-crisis peak in 2007, but things are now gradually improving. With the European economy slowly recovering, ACEA predicts that sales in Europe will recover moderately over the next few years.

As one of the cornerstones of Europe’s economy, ACEA is continuing to contribute constructively to discussions with policy makers and other stakeholders in order to consolidate this growth and strengthen the global competitiveness of the automobile sector – thereby fully supporting the EU’s industrial renaissance. ACEA believes that the right policy environment can deliver this – that means a policy environment that is based on three building blocks: driving innovation,
fostering growth through international trade, and building a supportive and smart regulatory framework.


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