Passenger car registrations down 1.4% in Europe from January to November
In November, demand for new cars in the EU decreased by 3.5%, amounting to 1,030,414 units (see Ti Dashboard – Car Registrations: Europe). For the first eleven months of the year the number of cars registered totalled 12,157,119 units, a 1.4% decline compared with the same period in 2011.
In November, Germany was the only major market to post growth (+2.6%). Downturn ranged from -4.2% in the UK to -6.4% in Spain, -7.7% in France and -9.2% in Italy. Overall, the EU market was down 3.5% compared to the same month last year.From January to November, new car registrations totalled 12,157,119 units in the EU. While the German market expanded by 9.1%, results in France (-0.3%), the UK (-4.5%), Italy (-10.6%) and Spain (-18.8%) were all negative, leading to an overall 1.4% downturn in the region.