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EU passenger car market contracted 7.4%

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 19, 2020
In February 2020, the EU passenger car market contracted 7.4% to 957,052 units registered.
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Auto industry   This decline was the result of a combination of factors
This decline was the result of a combination of factors, including changes to vehicle taxation in various EU member states (which brought registrations forward to December 2019), weakening global economic conditions and consumer uncertainty.

Topics: Car

Germany recorded the most significant drop (-10.8%), followed Italy (-8.8%), Spain (-6.0%) and France (-2.7%).

From January to February 2020, total registrations of new cars in the European Union1 were 7.4% lower than in the same period the year before.

So far in 2020, each of the four major EU markets faced falling demand: Germany (-9.0%), France (-7.8%), Italy (-7.3%) and Spain (-6.8%).


 

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