Change in new passenger car registrations in the EU from February 2017 and February 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 February 2017 and February 2018, compared with the respective month of the year before. The number of new registrations increased by 4.3 percent from February 2017 to February 2018. Around 15 million passenger cars were sold to EU customers in 2017.
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 2016 have sparked passenger vehicle manufacturers’ renewed hope for growth in the market. In 2016, around 17.3 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 have been months in 2016, when year-over-year growth was very low or even negative. The highest month-over-month growth rate in this period was registered between May of 2015 and May of 2016, when registrations increased by 14.3 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 almost 122,700 units sold in February 2018 alone, Volkswagen’s namesake brand was ranked as the best-selling car brand in Europe. The runner-ups included Renault, Peugeot, Ford, Opel/Vauxhall and rounded off with BMW.
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Percentage change
Feb
17
2.2%
Mar
17
11.2%
Apr
17
-6.6%
May
17
7.6%
June
17
2.1%
July
17
2.7%
Aug
17
5.6%
Sep
17
-2%
Oct
17
5.9%
Nov
17
5.9%
Dec
17
-4.9%
Jan
18
7.1%
Feb
18
4.3%
Percentage change
Feb
17
2.2%
Mar
17
11.2%
Apr
17
-6.6%
May
17
7.6%
June
17
2.1%
July
17
2.7%
Aug
17
5.6%
Sep
17
-2%
Oct
17
5.9%
Nov
17
5.9%
Dec
17
-4.9%
Jan
18
7.1%
Feb
18
4.3%

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The statistic shows the change in new passenger car registrations between February 2017 and February 2018, compared with the respective month of the year before. The number of new registrations increased by 4.3 percent from February 2017 to February 2018. Around 15 million passenger cars were sold to EU customers in 2017.
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 2016 have sparked passenger vehicle manufacturers’ renewed hope for growth in the market. In 2016, around 17.3 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 have been months in 2016, when year-over-year growth was very low or even negative. The highest month-over-month growth rate in this period was registered between May of 2015 and May of 2016, when registrations increased by 14.3 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 almost 122,700 units sold in February 2018 alone, Volkswagen’s namesake brand was ranked as the best-selling car brand in Europe. The runner-ups included Renault, Peugeot, Ford, Opel/Vauxhall and rounded off with BMW.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
EU
Survey time period
February 2017 and February 2018
Supplementary notes
All values are estimates; figures for Malta unavailable.
The figures for February 2017 through January 2018 are taken from previous editions of the publication.

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