Registrations are growing of passenger cars in the European Union, including the United Kingdom and EFTA countries, in June: according to data from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers, registrations of new cars rise to 1.28 million units in the month, recording an increase 13.3% on an annual basis. In the half year the total rose to 6.48 million with an increase of 27.1% compared to the same period of 2020. While in Italy the increase registered a + 12.6% on an annual basis: 149,438 cars were registered. The balance for the half year is 884,750 units (+ 51.4%).
Looking at the main automotive markets of the EU, Germany recorded the largest increase (+ 24.5%), followed by Spain (+ 17.1%) and Italy (+ 12.6%). In France, on the other hand, car sales fell by 14.7%. In the first half of the year, EU demand for new cars grew by 25.2% to reach 5.36 million units registered in total. The given, however, it is still below pre-Covid volumes registered in the first six months of 2019.
As for the individual car manufacturers, the month of June shows mixed results. Among the Germans, Volkswagen reported a 22.5% increase to 283,651 units, while sales of Bmw increased by 16.1% to 64,489 units. It didn’t go well a Daimler, which in the period recorded a decline of 11.3%, with 47,472 units delivered. Bad too Renault, with a drop of 18% to 121,299 units, while Stellantis recorded an advancement of 10.3% to 230,478 units. Finally, the registrations of Toyota jumped 36% to 65,838 units, those of Hyundai 47% to 85,864 units, while Nissan it dragged on, with a drop of 18% to 14,429 units.