Demand for new passenger cars in the European Union plunged 24 percent year-on-year to 726,491 units in January of 2021. It is the lowest reading since May and the lowest January total on record, as many countries in Europe were under coronavirus lockdown or tight restrictions. In addition, many markets also had one business day less than in January 2020. Nearly all 27 EU markets suffered double-digit losses last month, including Spain (-51.5 percent), followed by Germany (-31.1 percent) and Italy (-14 percent). France was the best performing major market with a slight drop of 5.8 percent, while car registrations in Sweden surged 22.5 percent. source: European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)

Car Registrations in European Union averaged 1157369.78 Units from 2003 until 2021, 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 February of 2021.

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European Union New Passenger Car Registration

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
726491.00 1031070.00 1890664.00 270682.00 2003 - 2021 Units Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-18 07:00 AM Oct -7.8% 3.1%
2020-12-17 07:00 AM Nov -12% -7.8% -17.9%
2021-01-19 07:00 AM Dec -3.3% -12%
2021-02-17 07:00 AM Jan -24% -3.3% -36%


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Lockdowns Bring January EU Car Registrations to New Low
Demand for new passenger cars in the European Union plunged 24 percent year-on-year to 726,491 units in January of 2021. It is the lowest reading since May and the lowest January total on record, as many countries in Europe were under coronavirus lockdown or tight restrictions. In addition, many markets also had one business day less than in January 2020. Nearly all 27 EU markets suffered double-digit losses last month, including Spain (-51.5 percent), followed by Germany (-31.1 percent) and Italy (-14 percent). France was the best performing major market with a slight drop of 5.8 percent, while car registrations in Sweden surged 22.5 percent.
2021-02-17
EU New Car Registrations Fall Only 3.3% in December
Demand for new passenger cars in the European Union declined 3.3 percent to 1031070 units in December of 2020, the smallest decrease in 2029. Italy (-14.9 percent) and France (-11.8 percent) both suffered double-digit losses while Germany posted a solid gain (9.9 percent) and Spain remained stable. Considering full 2020, the EU passenger car market contracted by 23.7 percent to 9.9 million units, the biggest drop on record, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. All 27 EU markets recorded double-digit declines throughout 2020. Among the region’s biggest car markets, Spain posted the sharpest drop (-32.3 percent), followed closely by Italy (-27.9 percent) and France (-25.5 percent), while full-year losses were significant but less pronounced in Germany (-19.1 percent).
2021-01-19
EU New Car Registrations Down for 2nd Month
New passenger car registrations in the European Union dropped 12 percent year-on-year to 897,692 in November of 2020, following a 7.8 percent drop in the previous month, as several European governments introduced new measures to contain the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. EU’s four key passenger car markets all posted declines. France (-27 percent) and Spain (-18.7 percent) suffered double-digit drops, followed by Italy (-8.3 percent) and Germany (-3 percent). From January to November, the EU passenger car market contracted by 25.5 percent to roughly 9 million units. This is a decline of more than 3 million units compared to the same period one year ago.
2020-12-17
EU Car Registrations Resume Decline in October
New passenger car registrations in the European Union dropped 7.8 percent year-on-year to 953,615 in October of 2020 reversing the 3.1 percent gain in the previous month as several European governments reimposed restrictions to battle a second wave of the coronavirus. Declines were seen in all EU markets, with the exception of Ireland and Romania. Demand fell markedly in Spain (-21 percent) while more moderate decreases were observed in France (-9.5 percent) and Germany (-3.6 percent). In Italy, on the other hand, demand remained almost unchanged (-0.2 percent) compared to October 2019 levels. From January to October, new-car registrations fell by 26.8 percent.
2020-11-18