Brussels, 14 October 2016 – In September 2016, passenger car registrations in the EU continued to grow (+7.2%), totalling 1,455,180 units.
In September 2016, passenger car registrations in the EU continued to grow (+7.2%), totalling 1,455,180 units. In volume terms, this result marked the highest September total on record. All major markets posted growth, contributing to the overall upturn. Italy (+17.4%), Spain (+13.9%) and Germany (+9.4%) showed the highest percentage gains, followed by France (+2.5%) and the United Kingdom (+1.6%) with more modest rates.
Over the first nine months of 2016, the European passenger car market grew by 8.0%, reaching 11,243,263 units. The overall increase through the first three-quarters of the year showed the market’s ongoing recovery with all of the big five markets posting solid growth rates. Italy (+17.4%) and Spain (+11.5%) recorded double-digit growth over the period, followed by Germany (+6.1%), France (+5.7%) and the UK (+2.6%).
* Data for Malta not available