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Monthly Sales of New Passenger Cars in Europe

Number of Vehicles (thousand) and Annual growth
Automotive | European Union | November 18, 2022
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Sales of new passenger cars reached 822 thousand in October 2022 in the enlarged Europe (EU plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland), according to ACEA. This is 2.88%, or 23.0 thousand more than in the previous year. In the first ten months of 2022, some 9,094 thousand cars were sold in Europe, down 8.72% yoy.

In October 2022, sales of new passenger cars in the EU continued their upward trend with 745,855 units sold. However, this result remained nearly 290,000 units below the October 2019 pre-pandemic levels. Ten months into 2022, EU new car registrations remained in negative territory, as recent improvements were not enough to offset losses cumulated from January to July this year.

Latvia performed relatively the best (up 61.3% yoy) while sales in Slovenia showed the weakest change compared to the last year (down 18.7% yoy).

Historically, between 1990 and 2022, sales of passenger cars in Europe reached a high of 1,937 thousand in March 2017 and a low of 292 thousand in April 2020.

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