European car registrations continue to rise
Figures released by ACEA show that, in June 2015, demand for new passenger cars in the EU was up (+14.6 per cent), pursuing the upward trend commenced 22 months ago and marking the largest over-the-month increase since December 2009.
All major markets significantly supported the overall expansion, with Spain (+23.5 per cent), France (+15.0 per cent), Italy (+14.4 per cent), Germany (+12.9 per cent) and the UK (+12.9 per cent) posting double-digit growth. Across the region, new passenger car registrations totalled 1,364,009 units.
In the first semester of 2015, new passenger car registrations increased (+8.2 per cent) surpassing 7 million units (7,169,984). All major markets posted growth, contributing to the overall upturn of the EU market over the period.
Registrations in Spain (+22.0 per cent), Italy (+15.2 per cent), the UK (+7.0 per cent), France (+6.1 per cent) and Germany (+5.2 per cent) increased compared to the same period one year ago.