Passenger car registrations in the European Union were down by 30.3 percent year-on-year to 665,001 units in October of 2021, the fourth consecutive month of decline and the weakest result ever for a month of October. Most EU markets suffered double-digit losses, including the four largest ones: Italy (-35.7%), Germany (-34.9%), France (-30.7%) and Spain (-20.5%). Over the first 10 months of 2021, new car registrations were up 2.2% year-on-year to around 8.2 million units. Despite the recent drop in sales due to the ongoing impact of the semiconductor supply crisis, substantial gains earlier in the year helped to keep cumulative volumes in positive territory. source: European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)

Car Registrations in European Union averaged 1144317.49 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 December of 2021.

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European Union New Passenger Car Registration


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-15 06:00 AM Sep -23.1% -19.1% -23%
2021-11-18 07:00 AM Oct -30.3% -23.1% -28%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Car Registrations 665001.00 718598.00 Units Oct/21

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EU Passenger Car Registrations Sink 30%
Passenger car registrations in the European Union were down by 30.3 percent year-on-year to 665,001 units in October of 2021, the fourth consecutive month of decline and the weakest result ever for a month of October. Most EU markets suffered double-digit losses, including the four largest ones: Italy (-35.7%), Germany (-34.9%), France (-30.7%) and Spain (-20.5%). Over the first 10 months of 2021, new car registrations were up 2.2% year-on-year to around 8.2 million units. Despite the recent drop in sales due to the ongoing impact of the semiconductor supply crisis, substantial gains earlier in the year helped to keep cumulative volumes in positive territory.
2021-11-18
EU Car Sales Lowest for a September Month Since 1995
Passenger car registrations in the European Union slumped by 23.1 percent year-on-year to 718,598 thousand units in September of 2021, the lowest number for a month of September since 1995, largely caused by a lack of supply of vehicles due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage. Looking at the largest EU markets, Italy posted the highest decrease (-32.7 percent), followed by Germany (-25.7 percent), France (-20.5 percent) and Spain (-15.7 percent). Over the first nine months of 2021, sales rose by 6.6 percent to reach 7.5 million units, as significant gains earlier in the year helped to keep cumulative volumes in positive territory.
2021-10-15
EU Car Registrations Fall for 2nd Month
Passenger car registrations in the European Union fell by 19.1 percent year-on-year to 623 thousand units in August of 2021, the lowest since May 2020. It follows a 23.2 percent slump in July, after four months of accelerated growth, as ship shortages and supply constraints hurt the auto sector. For the second month in a row, the largest car markets posted double-digit declines: Spain (-28.9%), Italy (-27.3 percent), Germany (-23 percent) and France (-15 percent). Over the first eight months of 2021, sales saw a year-on-year increase of 11.2 percent, counting 6.8 million new passenger cars in total.
2021-09-16