Brussels, 13/07/2007 - With 1,543,770 new cars registered in June 2007, the European market for new cars was slightly better off (+0.7%) than in June last year. Over the first six months of 2007, the EU decline in new car registrations has been dampened (–0.2%) by a solid increase in the new member states (+14.8%).
Brussels, 14/06/2007- New passenger car registrations in Europe fell for a fourth consecutive month in May 2007. New EU Member States showed a constant upward trend, while Western Europe deepened its loss. The calendar effect seems to be limited since only few countries had one extra working day (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Hungary).