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. source: European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)

Car Registrations in European Union averaged 1146447.79 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 October of 2021.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-07-16 06:00 AM Jun 10.4% 53.4% 22%
2021-09-16 06:00 AM Jul -23.2% 10.4% -28%
2021-09-16 06:00 AM Aug -19.1% -23.2% -17.6%
2021-10-15 06:00 AM Sep -23.1% -19.1% -23%


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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
EU Car Registrations Rise 10.4% YoY in June
Passenger car registrations in the European Union increased by 10.4 percent year-on-year to 1.05 million units in June 2021. Germany posted the biggest gain with a 24.5 percent increase, followed by Spain (+17.1%) and Italy (+12.6%). By contrast, passenger car sales fell by 14.7 percent in France. Considering the first half of the year, demand for new cars grew by 25.2 percent to reach 5.4 million units registered in total. However, this is still 1.5 million units below the pre-COVID volume recorded over the first six months of 2019.
2021-07-16
EU New Passenger Car Registrations Nearly Double
Passenger car registrations in the European Union jumped by 53.4% year-on-year to 891,665 units in May of 2021, still far below the 1.2 million cars that were sold in May 2019. The national markets saw strong volume gains, with Spain posting the biggest increase (+177.8%). The EU’s three other key car markets also did well in May: France +46.4%, Italy +43.0% and Germany +37.2%. From January to May 2021, EU demand for new cars increased by 29.5% to reach 4.3 million units registered in total.
2021-06-17

European Union Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Car Registrations 718598.00 Units Sep/21 622993.00 1890664.00 270682.00