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), France (-9.5 percent), and Germany (-3.6 percent). In Italy, car registrations were down only 0.2 percent. From January to October, new-car registrations fell by 26.8 percent. source: European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)

Car Registrations in European Union averaged 1161884.01 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 November of 2020.

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European Union New Passenger Car Registration

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
953615.00 933987.00 1890664.00 270682.00 2003 - 2020 Units Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-17 06:00 AM Aug -18.9% -5.7% -14%
2020-09-17 06:00 AM Jul -5.7% -22.3% -1%
2020-10-16 06:00 AM Sep 3.1% -18.9% -2%
2020-11-18 07:00 AM Oct -7.8% 3.1%
2020-12-17 07:00 AM Nov -7.8%
2021-01-19 07:00 AM Dec
2021-05-19 06:00 AM Apr
2021-06-17 06:00 AM May


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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
EU New Car Registrations Rise for 1st Time in 2020
New passenger car registrations in the European Union went up 3.1 percent from a year earlier to 933,987 units in September of 2020, the first increase of the year. The four largest markets, however, posted mixed results. Italy (9.5 percent) and Germany (8.4% percent) showed solid gains while losses were seen in Spain (-13.5 percent) and France (-3 percent). Considering the first nine months of 2020, demand for cars contracted by 28.8 percent in the EU. Seven million units were registered from January to September, almost 2.9 million less than during the same period last year. Indeed, despite last month’s positive results, the impact of COVID-19 still weighs heavily on the cumulative performance of the EU car market. Among the major markets, Spain saw the steepest drop (-38.3 percent) so far this year, followed by Italy (-34.2 percent), France (-28.9 percent) and Germany (-25.5 percent).
2020-10-16
EU New Car Registrations Continue to Fall
New passenger car registrations in the European Union fell 18.9 percent from a year earlier to 769,525 units in August of 2020. Germany (-20 percent) and France (-19.8 percent) recorded the biggest declines among the four major EU markets while Italy saw a small 0.4 percent fall. With the exception of Cyprus (+14.1 percent), all other countries recorded losses in new passenger car registrations. Considering the first eight months of 2020, demand for passenger cars contracted by 32 percent to 6,123,852 new cars. Among the EU’s largest markets, Spain saw the biggest decline (-40.6 percent) so far this year, followed by Italy (-38.9 percent), France (-32 percent) and Germany (-28.8 percent).
2020-09-17
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