Frequently Asked Questions About Statistics

Please read our 'Frequently Asked Questions About Statistics' below.

If you have any outstanding queries, you can write to statistics@acea.be.


When are the next press releases on new registrations due?

The link to the calendars for the press releases on Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles can be found on the statistics page. Back to top


Why do the figures published in the ACEA press releases differ from the ones in the “new vehicle registrations by country and by manufacturer” in the document with consolidated figures?

Every month, ACEA publishes two press releases reporting new passenger car (PC) and commercial vehicle (CV) registrations in Europe, which also contains an update of the previous year’s results. The data published by ACEA for the current year is provisional and provided by national sources. At the end of each month, ACEA publishes on its website the “realisation data”, i.e. an update of the monthly figures. This information is compiled by the Association Auxilliaire de l’Automobile (AAA) and is updated every month for the current year AND the previous year. NB: Due to regular changes in the registration files by the official licensing authorities, ACEA registration data also changes regularly for the current and the previous year’s data. Back to top


When are the new vehicle registrations by country and by manufacturer spreadsheet available?

The new vehicle registrations by country and by manufacturer spreadsheet are usually updated in the week following the press release on new commercial vehicle registrations. Back to top


What do the vehicle categories reported by ACEA correspond to?

PC = Passenger Cars LCV = Light Commercial Vehicles up to 3.5t, also called ‘Vans’ HCV = Heavy Commercial Vehicles over 16t, also called ‘Heavy Trucks’ MHCV = Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles over 3.5t, also called ‘Trucks’ BC = Buses and Coaches over 3.5t Back to top


What does the category “Other” in the ACEA press releases on new passenger cars refer to?

In the press releases on passenger cars, on pages reporting registrations by manufacturer, the category ‘Other’ does not comprise any specific company but is obtained when subtracting registrations recorded by all identified companies to the total market figure. Back to top


Where can I find new registrations of passenger cars broken down by brand and model?

ACEA publishes monthly provisional registration figures by country, by brand but not by model. Back to top


Where can I find new registration figures of passenger cars broken down by brand for each country?

ACEA publishes monthly provisional registration figures by country and by brand but separately. Should you be looking for a break down by brand in each country, please contact the national automobile association of the countries you are interested in. Back to top


Where can I find new registration figures of commercial vehicles by manufacturer?

You can find them in the consolidated figures, under 'New Vehicle Registrations - by manufacturer' Back to top


Where can I find historical registration figures?

They can be found under 'New Vehicle Registrations - by country' and 'New Vehicle Registrations - by manufacturer' Back to top


When is the production data updated?

Production figures are available at OICA, who update them regularly. Back to top


Where can I find diesel penetration rates?

Information about diesel penetration is to be found in the Trends in new car characteristics section. Figures are updated on a monthly basis, towards the end of the month. Back to top


Where can I find information about the share of 4x4 in new car registrations?

Information about the share of 4x4 is to be found in the Trends in new car characteristics section. Back to top


Where can I find information about segments and bodies?

Information about segments and bodies is to be found in the Trends in new car characteristics section. Back to top


What do the car segments reported correspond to?

Small = Segment A + Segment B Lower Medium = Segment C Upper Medium = Segment D Executive = Segment E Back to top


Where can I find the average age of vehicles on the roads?

That information can be found in the 'Vehicles in Use' report published by ACEA and in our section about Vehicles in Use. Back to top


Where can I find the number of vehicles on the roads?

That information can be found in the 'Vehicles in Use' report published by ACEA and in our section about Vehicles in Use. Back to top


Where can I find information on spare parts?

ACEA does not specifically deal with data relative to spare parts. Please contact CLEPA, the Association of Automotive Suppliers. Back to top


Can I use ACEA graphic material and other data?

All the figures and tables that appear online and in the various ACEA reports can be downloaded for use in presentations, printed materials, and on web sites. Please credit “ACEA” as the source for all figures and tables, unless another source is specified. Back to top


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