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Monthly Sales of New Passenger Cars in Europe

Number of Vehicles (thousand) and Annual growth
Automotive | European Union | December 15, 2022
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Sales of new passenger cars reached 1,015 thousand in November 2022 in the enlarged Europe (EU plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland), according to ACEA. This is 17.4%, or 151 thousand more than in the previous year. In the first eleven months of 2022, some 10,197 thousand cars were sold in Europe, down 5.81% yoy.

In November 2022, sales of new cars posted another strong uplift with a 16.3% yoy growth, the fourth in a row this year as 829,527 cars have been sold in the EU. Still, this remains well below the pre-pandemic levels of November 2019, when 1 million cars were registered. In the first 11 months of 2022, sales of new cars across the EU were down 6.1% yoy.

Latvia performed relatively the best (up 73.6% yoy) while sales in Ireland showed the weakest change compared to the last year (down 12.5% 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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