Italy: car market share H1 2019, by segment

In the first half of 2019, small cars or the B-segment made up 37.6 percent of the total car market in Italy. B-segment is a car classification defined by the European Commission as larger than cars in the A-segment and smaller than those in the C-segment. They are nippy enough for city driving and have high MPG ratings while having more space for luggage and passengers. Luxury cars (F-segment, or full-size luxury/high-end luxury), on the other hand, only held 0.3 percent of the car market in Italy.

Car ownership

Italians seem to love cars and according to the data, 66 percent of respondents reported owning one car . 14 percent stated they have more than one car. On the other hand, 20 percent of the interviewees declared not having a car at all.  

Fuel type

Quite interesting is the fuel type selected by Italian car drivers. If we look at the number of passenger cars sold, diesel-fuelled cars had the strongest year-on-year growth, passing from 755,115 units sold in 2014 to 1.1 million units sold in 2017. A similar rise in registration figures is observable in petrol and hybrid cars.

Car market share in Italy from January to June 2019, by segment

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

January to June 2019

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Car market in Italy "

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.