Registrations of new passenger cars in the European Union increased by 87.3% year-on-year to 1,062,446 units in March of 2021, the most since July, the result of last year’s exceptionally low base of comparison caused by the strict COVID-19 restrictions introduced in most markets. It is the first annual gain in 6 months. Triple-digit gains were posted by three of the four largest markets: Italy (+497.2%), France (+191.7%) and Spain (+128.0%). The German market also showed strong gains, with sales up 35.9% in March. source: European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)

Car Registrations in European Union averaged 1155174.31 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 May of 2021.

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European Union New Passenger Car Registration

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1062446.00 771486.00 1890664.00 270682.00 2003 - 2021 Units Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-19 07:00 AM Dec -3.3% -12%
2021-02-17 07:00 AM Jan -24% -3.3% -36%
2021-03-17 07:00 AM Feb -19.3% -24% -18%
2021-04-16 06:00 AM Mar 87.3% -19.3% 150%


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EU Car Registrations Soar in March
Registrations of new passenger cars in the European Union increased by 87.3% year-on-year to 1,062,446 units in March of 2021, the most since July, the result of last year’s exceptionally low base of comparison caused by the strict COVID-19 restrictions introduced in most markets. It is the first annual gain in 6 months. Triple-digit gains were posted by three of the four largest markets: Italy (+497.2%), France (+191.7%) and Spain (+128.0%). The German market also showed strong gains, with sales up 35.9% in March.
2021-04-16
European Car Registrations Slump 19.3% in February
Demand for new passenger cars in the European Union tumbled 19.3 percent year-on-year to 771,486 units in February of 2021, as COVID-19 containment measures and uncertainty continue to weigh heavily on demand. It is the lowest February total on Record since 2013. All four major EU markets recorded losses last month. Italy posted the smallest drop (-12.3 percent), while the other markets faced stronger declines: Germany (-19.0 percent), France (-20.9 percent) and Spain (-38.4 percent).
2021-03-17
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