Trend in new passenger car registrations in Europe 2019

Change in new passenger car registrations in the EU from May 2018 to May 2019 (change over previous year)

by I. Wagner, last edited Jun 20, 2019
Trend in new passenger car registrations in Europe 2019 The statistic shows the change in new passenger car registrations between May 2018 and May 2019, compared with the respective month of the year before. The number of new registrations increased only by 0.1 percent from May 2018 to May 2019. Thus far, around 6.7 million passenger cars have been sold to customers in Europe in 2019.

New car sales in Europe
The automotive industry in Europe showed signs of recovery in 2017, 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 and light vehicles were sold in Europe, making it one of the largest regional markets for passenger cars. The number of new car registrations continued its positive trend, although there were months in 2017, when year-over-year growth was very low or even negative. Between 2017 and 2018, the market grew by a marginal 0.1 percent. The highest month-over-month growth rate between December 2017 and 2018 was registered in August 2018. The largest markets, represented by Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, make up around 75 percent of car sales in Europe. In 2017, Germany was the fourth largest single-country market in the world in terms of car sales.

With around 153,700 units sold in the 28 EU markets in May 2019, Volkswagen was the most sold car brand, while PSA's Peugeot was ranked as the fifth best-selling car brand in the EU. The other runner-ups included Renault, Ford, and the Opel / Vauxhall brands.
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Change in new passenger car registrations in the EU from May 2018 to May 2019 (change over previous year)

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Percentage change
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%
Jul
18
10.5%
Jun
18
5.2%
May
18
0.8%
Percentage change
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%
Jul
18
10.5%
Jun
18
5.2%
May
18
0.8%
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by I. Wagner, last edited Jun 20, 2019
The statistic shows the change in new passenger car registrations between May 2018 and May 2019, compared with the respective month of the year before. The number of new registrations increased only by 0.1 percent from May 2018 to May 2019. Thus far, around 6.7 million passenger cars have been sold to customers in Europe in 2019.

New car sales in Europe
The automotive industry in Europe showed signs of recovery in 2017, 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 and light vehicles were sold in Europe, making it one of the largest regional markets for passenger cars. The number of new car registrations continued its positive trend, although there were months in 2017, when year-over-year growth was very low or even negative. Between 2017 and 2018, the market grew by a marginal 0.1 percent. The highest month-over-month growth rate between December 2017 and 2018 was registered in August 2018. The largest markets, represented by Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain, make up around 75 percent of car sales in Europe. In 2017, Germany was the fourth largest single-country market in the world in terms of car sales.

With around 153,700 units sold in the 28 EU markets in May 2019, Volkswagen was the most sold car brand, while PSA's Peugeot was ranked as the fifth best-selling car brand in the EU. The other runner-ups included Renault, Ford, and the Opel / Vauxhall brands.
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