Trend in new passenger car registrations in Europe 2019

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

by I. Wagner, last edited Oct 17, 2019
Trend in new passenger car registrations in Europe 2019 The number of new car registrations in the European Union increased by 14.5 percent from September 2018 to September 2019. 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

Thus far, around 11.8 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 115,000 units sold in the EU in September 2019, Volkswagen was the best-selling car brand, while Daimler's Mercedes-Benz was ranked as the second best-selling car brand in the EU. The other runner-ups included Renault, Ford, Audi, and Peugeot.
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Change in new passenger car registrations in the EU from August 2018 to September 2019 (change over previous year)

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