New passenger car registrations in the European Union fell 22.3 percent from a year earlier to 949,722 units in June of 2020. Spain saw the biggest decline among the four major EU markets (-36.7 percent), followed by Germany (-32.3 percent) and Italy (-23.1 percent). On the other hand, demand for new cars grew in France (1.2 percent) amid the new incentives to stimulate sales of low-emission vehicles that were introduced by the French government at the beginning of June. From January to June, demand for new passenger cars slumped by 38.1 percent, following four months of unprecedented declines across the region. So far this year, car registrations decreased by 50.9 percent in Spain, 46.1 percent in Italy, 38.6 percent in France and 34.5 percent in Germany.

Car Registrations in European Union averaged 1166252.81 Units from 2003 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 1890664 Units in March of 2017 and a record low of 270682 Units in April of 2020. This page provides - European Union Car Registrations- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. European Union New Passenger Car Registration - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)

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European Union New Passenger Car Registration

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
949722.00 581161.00 1890664.00 270682.00 2003 - 2020 Units Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-19 06:00 AM Apr -76.3% -55.1% -96%
2020-06-17 06:00 AM May -52.3% -76.3%
2020-07-16 06:00 AM Jun -22.3% -52.3% -26%
2020-09-17 06:00 AM Aug
2020-09-17 06:00 AM Jul -22.3%
2020-10-16 06:00 AM Sep
2020-11-18 07:00 AM Oct


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EU New Car Registrations Fall 22.3% in June
New passenger car registrations in the European Union fell 22.3 percent from a year earlier to 949,722 units in June of 2020. Spain saw the biggest decline among the four major EU markets (-36.7 percent), followed by Germany (-32.3 percent) and Italy (-23.1 percent). On the other hand, demand for new cars grew in France (1.2 percent) amid the new incentives to stimulate sales of low-emission vehicles that were introduced by the French government at the beginning of June. From January to June, demand for new passenger cars slumped by 38.1 percent, following four months of unprecedented declines across the region. So far this year, car registrations decreased by 50.9 percent in Spain, 46.1 percent in Italy, 38.6 percent in France and 34.5 percent in Germany.
2020-07-16
European Union New Car Sales Drop 52.3% in May
New passenger car registrations in the European Union fell 52.3 percent from a year earlier to 581,161 units in May 2020 even as COVID-19 lockdown measures were eased in many countries. Spain saw the biggest decline among the four major EU markets (-72.7 percent), followed by France (-50.3 percent), Italy (-49.6 percent) and Germany (-49.5 percent). From January to May, demand for new passenger cars slumped by 41.5 percent to 3.33 million, following three months of unprecedented declines across the region. So far this year, car registrations decreased by 54.2 percent in Spain, 50.4 percent in Italy and 48.5 percent in France. The contraction of the German market was slightly less severe, with registrations down 35.0 percent over the first five months of 2020.
2020-06-17
EU New Car Registrations at Record Low
New passenger car registrations in the European Union tumbled 76.3 percent from a year earlier to 270,682 units in April of 2020. The first full month with COVID-19 restrictions in place resulted in the strongest monthly drop in car demand since records began as most showrooms were closed for the full month. Each of the 27 EU markets recorded double-digit declines in April, but Italy and Spain endured the biggest losses, with car registrations falling by 97.6 percent and 96.5 percent respectively. Looking at the other major markets, demand dropped by 61.1 percent in Germany, while France saw an 88.8 percent contraction in April. Meanwhile, car sales plunged 78.3 percent to 292,182 cars, also a record low level.
2020-05-19
EU Passenger Car Registrations Slump in March
New passenger car registrations in the European Union tumbled 55.1 percent from a year earlier to 567,308 units in March 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Several countries across the EU were under lockdown and the majority of dealerships were closed during the second half of the month. Italy took the biggest hit, with registrations falling by 85.4 percent, followed by France (-72.2 percent) and Spain (-69.3 percent). Germany recorded a less extreme drop than the other key markets, but registrations fell by 37.7 percent nevertheless.
2020-04-17