Automobile Industry Pocket Guide 2015-2016

Each year, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) publishes its Automobile Industry Pocket Guide in order to provide you with a clear and complete overview of one of Europe’s key industries.

With a new look and refreshed data, we hope that this edition will be more useful than ever for ACEA’s stakeholders and partners. These new 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.

The 2015-2016 Automobile Industry Pocket Guide paints a picture of a changing industry, one that is beginning to slowly recover from the shocks of the economic crisis of the late 2000s. Revised employment data shows that 12.1 million people now work directly or indirectly in the
automotive sector, producing 17.2 million cars, vans, trucks and buses a year. A fleet of 288 million motor vehicles serves the population’s mobility and transport needs across the EU. Sales of new motor vehicles were 14.4 million in 2014 in the EU, with European automobile trade experiencing a healthy trade surplus of €95.1 billion.

As the representative of one of Europe’s most vital strategic industries, ACEA continues to contribute constructively to discussions with policy makers and other stakeholders in order to consolidate the sector’s global competitiveness. ACEA believes that, with a recovery in progress, it is now more important than ever for policy makers to follow through on their wider plans to drive innovation, foster growth through international trade, and build a more supportive regulatory framework.


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