YTD market share of selected car manufacturers in Europe 2020

The Volkswagen Group accounted for around 26 percent of new car registrations in European markets between January and May 2020. The automaker sold some 85,700 units more year-to-date than the manufacturer's two closest rivals combined.

German and French carmakers dominate

Second-placed PSA Group has a strong presence in Europe, along with fellow French car manufacturer Renault: The two France-headquartered automakers account for a joint European auto market share of roughly 24 percent. PSA acquired GM's Opel and Vauxhall brands in 2017 and is to merge with FCA in 2020. At the same time, German manufacturers sold four in 10 passenger cars in the EU: Volkswagen and peer automakers Daimler and BMW held approximately 40 percent of the market.

European car sales collapsed during pandemic

Between January and April 2020, passenger car sales in Europe decreased by 40 percent to roughly 3.3 million units. Sales began to tank mid-March, amid the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. Although year-on-year sales were down 57 percent in May 2020, car sales went up in May. Month-on-month sales more than doubled, as economies began to reopen.

Selected passenger car manufacturers' European market share between January and May 2020, based on new registrations

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

January to May 2020

Supplementary notes

PSA and FCA are expected to merge in 2020.

The figures refer to the countries within the EU-27 region, the UK, and the EFTA (including Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland); all values are ACEA estimations based on total by market.
The abbreviation ACEA stands for Association des Constructeurs Européens d'Automobiles.

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