Change in new passenger car registrations in the EU from September 2017 and September 2018 (change over previous year)

Trend in new passenger car registrations in Europe 2018 The statistic shows the change in new passenger car registrations between September 2017 and September 2018, compared with the respective month of the year before. The number of new registrations decreased by 23.5 percent from September 2017 to September 2018. Thus far, around 12.3 million passenger cars have been sold to customers in Europe in 2018.

New car sales in Europe
The automotive industry in Europe shows signs of recovery, getting past the woes of the 2008 crisis that roiled the main automobile markets in Europe. Optimistic numbers throughout 2017 have sparked passenger vehicle manufacturers’ renewed hope for growth in the market. In 2017, around 17.9 million passenger cars were sold in Europe, making it one of the largest regional markets for passenger cars. The number of new car registrations also continues its positive trend, although there were months in 2017, when year-over-year growth was very low or even negative. The highest month-over-month growth rate in this period was registered in August 2018, when registrations increased by 11.2 percent. The largest markets, represented by Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, make up around 75 percent of car sales in Europe. Germany is the fourth largest single-country market in the world in terms of car sales.

With around 82,000 units sold in September 2018, PSA's Opel and Vauxhall brands were ranked as the best-selling car brand in Europe. The runner-ups included BMW, Mercedes and rounded off with Ford.
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Percentage change
Sep
17
-2%
Oct
17
5.9%
Nov
17
5.9%
Dec
17
-4.9%
Jan
18
7.1%
Feb
18
4.3%
Mar
18
-5.3%
Apr
18
9.6%
May
18
0.8%
Jun
18
5.2%
Jul
18
10.5%
Aug
18
31.2%
Sep
18
-23.5%
Percentage change
Sep
17
-2%
Oct
17
5.9%
Nov
17
5.9%
Dec
17
-4.9%
Jan
18
7.1%
Feb
18
4.3%
Mar
18
-5.3%
Apr
18
9.6%
May
18
0.8%
Jun
18
5.2%
Jul
18
10.5%
Aug
18
31.2%
Sep
18
-23.5%
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The statistic shows the change in new passenger car registrations between September 2017 and September 2018, compared with the respective month of the year before. The number of new registrations decreased by 23.5 percent from September 2017 to September 2018. Thus far, around 12.3 million passenger cars have been sold to customers in Europe in 2018.

New car sales in Europe
The automotive industry in Europe shows signs of recovery, getting past the woes of the 2008 crisis that roiled the main automobile markets in Europe. Optimistic numbers throughout 2017 have sparked passenger vehicle manufacturers’ renewed hope for growth in the market. In 2017, around 17.9 million passenger cars were sold in Europe, making it one of the largest regional markets for passenger cars. The number of new car registrations also continues its positive trend, although there were months in 2017, when year-over-year growth was very low or even negative. The highest month-over-month growth rate in this period was registered in August 2018, when registrations increased by 11.2 percent. The largest markets, represented by Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, make up around 75 percent of car sales in Europe. Germany is the fourth largest single-country market in the world in terms of car sales.

With around 82,000 units sold in September 2018, PSA's Opel and Vauxhall brands were ranked as the best-selling car brand in Europe. The runner-ups included BMW, Mercedes and rounded off with Ford.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
EU
Survey time period
September 2017 and September 2018
Supplementary notes
All values are estimates; figures for Malta unavailable.
The figures for September 2017 through August 2018 are taken from previous editions of the publication.

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