May 13, 2021
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Demand for new cars increased for a 21st consecutive month in the EU last month, according to the latest figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), with more than 1,109,893 registered in May 2015. This represents a 1.3% rise on the same month last year, although it also marks the lowest increase seen so far in this 21-month period.Registration figures were boosted by the EU’s new member states, in particular the Czech Republic and Poland, where demand grew 17.6% and 11% respectively. Meanwhile, demand in the region’s major markets was more diverse. While Spain (14%), Italy (10.8%) and the UK (2.4%) all saw growth in May, the picture was less positive for the French (-3.5%) and German (-6.7%) markets.Year-to-date figures remain strong, with 5,805,367 new vehicles registered so far in 2015, an uplift of 6.8%. All the major markets produced positive results in the first five months of this year, with year-to-date registrations in Spain (21.7%), Italy (10.8%), the UK (5.7%), France (3.8%) and Germany (3.6%) all up on the same period in 2014.New passenger car registrations by market, European UnionClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more