Trend in new passenger car registrations in Europe 2019

The number of new car registrations in the European Union increased by 21.7 percent from December 2018 to December 2019. This is primarily due to a low baseline from December 2018 which saw low sales. In August 2018, European new-car intenders flocked to dealerships ahead of price increases tied to tougher emissions tests, and EU auto sales increased 31 percent over August 2017. It was the highest month-over-month growth rate between August 2018 and 2019.

New car sales in Europe

Around 15.3 million passenger cars have been sold to customers in the 28 EU markets in 2019. Europe is one of the largest regional markets for passenger cars. The largest country markets, represented by Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, and Spain, make up around 75 percent of car sales in the market. In 2018, Germany was the fourth largest single-country market in the world in terms of car sales, albeit closely followed by India.

VW tops brand ranking

With around 130,000 units sold in the EU in December 2019, Volkswagen was the best-selling car brand, while Renault was ranked as the second best-selling car brand in the EU. The other runner-ups included Mercedes-Benz, Ford, and BMW.

Change in new passenger car registrations in the EU from August 2018 to December 2019

Percentage change
Dec
19
21.7%
Nov
19
4.9%
Oct
19
8.7%
Sep
19
14.5%
Aug
19
-8.4%
Jul
19
1.4%
Jun
19
-7.8%
May
19
0.1%
Apr
19
-0.4%
Mar
19
-3.9%
Feb
19
-1%
Jan
19
-4.6%
Dec
18
-8.4%
Nov
18
-8%
Oct
18
-7.3%
Sep
18
-23.5%
Aug
18
31.2%
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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

EU

Survey time period

August 2018 to December 2019

Supplementary notes

All values are estimates; figures for Malta unavailable.
The figures for August 2018 through November 2019 were taken from previous editions of the publication.

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