Registered passenger cars in Europe 2015-2016, by country

Number of registered passenger cars in Europe from 2015 to 2016, by country (in 1,000 units)

by N. Sönnichsen, last edited Jun 24, 2019
Registered passenger cars in Europe 2015-2016, by country Germany was the European country with the largest stock of passenger vehicles in both 2015 and 2016. The total number of registered passenger cars in Europe stood at 280.9 million units in 2016, of which Germany accounted for 45.8 million. With the greatest population among all European countries and home to a prominent number of automobile manufacturers, this was unsurprising. In 2018, Germany was also Europe’s leading car producer, having made 5.1 million units.
Łódź most congested European city

The large number of automobiles on Europe’s streets led to many cities suffering under road congestion. Polish city Łódź was the most traffic jam prone, with a 51 percent longer travel time compared to uncongested traffic.

New car sales greatest in Germany

In terms of new passenger car registrations, Germany came out on top again as it recorded approximately 3.8 million units being sold in 2017. It was followed by the United Kingdom and France.
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Number of registered passenger cars in Europe from 2015 to 2016, by country (in 1,000 units)

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20152016
Germany 45,07145,804
Italy 37,35137,876
France 32,00032,074
United Kingdom 31,21431,834
Spain 22,35622,877
Poland 20,72321,675
Turkey10,58911,312
Netherlands 8,1018,223
Belgium 5,6625,731
Czech Republic 5,1155,472
Romania 5,1555,472
Greece 5,1605,236
Portugal 4,5384,850
Austria 4,7484,822
Sweden 4,6694,768
Switzerland4,4584,524
Finland 3,2583,346
Hungary 3,1973,313
Bulgaria 3,1623,144
Norway2,6102,663
Denmark 2,3912,466
Slovakia 2,0352,122
Republic of Ireland 2,0072,049
Serbia1,8351,888
Croatia *1,5001,553
Lithuania 1,2441,299
Slovenia 1,0791,097
Estonia 677703
Latvia 679664
Cyprus 488508
FYR Macedonia384395
Luxembourg 381391
Malta 275283
Iceland226240
Montenegro176193
Liechtenstein2829
20152016
Germany 45,07145,804
Italy 37,35137,876
France 32,00032,074
United Kingdom 31,21431,834
Spain 22,35622,877
Poland 20,72321,675
Turkey10,58911,312
Netherlands 8,1018,223
Belgium 5,6625,731
Czech Republic 5,1155,472
Romania 5,1555,472
Greece 5,1605,236
Portugal 4,5384,850
Austria 4,7484,822
Sweden 4,6694,768
Switzerland4,4584,524
Finland 3,2583,346
Hungary 3,1973,313
Bulgaria 3,1623,144
Norway2,6102,663
Denmark 2,3912,466
Slovakia 2,0352,122
Republic of Ireland 2,0072,049
Serbia1,8351,888
Croatia *1,5001,553
Lithuania 1,2441,299
Slovenia 1,0791,097
Estonia 677703
Latvia 679664
Cyprus 488508
FYR Macedonia384395
Luxembourg 381391
Malta 275283
Iceland226240
Montenegro176193
Liechtenstein2829
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by N. Sönnichsen, last edited Jun 24, 2019
Germany was the European country with the largest stock of passenger vehicles in both 2015 and 2016. The total number of registered passenger cars in Europe stood at 280.9 million units in 2016, of which Germany accounted for 45.8 million. With the greatest population among all European countries and home to a prominent number of automobile manufacturers, this was unsurprising. In 2018, Germany was also Europe’s leading car producer, having made 5.1 million units.
Łódź most congested European city

The large number of automobiles on Europe’s streets led to many cities suffering under road congestion. Polish city Łódź was the most traffic jam prone, with a 51 percent longer travel time compared to uncongested traffic.

New car sales greatest in Germany

In terms of new passenger car registrations, Germany came out on top again as it recorded approximately 3.8 million units being sold in 2017. It was followed by the United Kingdom and France.
Show more
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