Passenger car sales in Europe have grown for the third consecutive month this year. Almost 5 percent increase is revealed in November.
Last month, demand grew on 4 of 5 major Europe’s markets: Germany (+9.7%), Spain (+2.3%), Italy (+2.2%), France (+0.7%), and continued declining in the United Kingdom (-1.3%).
From January to November 2019, only Germany from this big five showed sales increase (+3.9%), the rest dropped, Spain more than others (-5.7%).
European (EU + EFTA) sales totaled 1,210,860 units in November and 14,542,126 units for 11 months.
The largest number of sales was observed in Germany: 299,127 units last month, 3,323,878 units Jan-Nov 2019.
The fewest sales were in Island: 642 cars November, 11,130 cars 11 months. This country demonstrates the most decline in 2019: -36.3% 19/18, while Lithuania is the country where sales for 11 months grew the most: +44%.
Romania can boast the largest sales increase of all in November: +57.7%.
Among the brands, in November the leading trio was Volkswagen (149,192 units), Renault (79,822 units) and Mercedes (76,003 units).
By the results of Jan-Nov 2019, Peugeot took the 3rd place with 892,830 sales, following Volkswagen (1,634,784 units) and Renault (967,384 units).
Source: ACEA / European Automobile Manufacturers Association