Car sales European Union 23,5 percent in the min

The sales of passenger cars in september this year by 23.5 percent compared to the same month last year.

In september this year in the European Union 1.091.220 passenger cars sold, 23,5 percent less than in the same month last year. That it appears from the figures that the European industry association ACEA published today.

ACEA explains that the verkoopdaling mainly is caused by the entry into force of the WLTP cycle, the more stringent emissions test in August with a peak in the registratiecijfers was of +31 percent. In almost all member states decreased sales, only in Bulgaria and Croatia were pluses registered, respectively, were 8.5 and 3.3 percent. In the Netherlands decreased the sale in september with 16.7 percent to 29.527 pieces. The biggest descenders are Austria (-41,8%), Germany, (-30,5%), Luxembourg (-34,6%), Romania (-73 percent) and Sweden (-39,7%). In France and the United Kingdom took the sell by 12.8 percent and 20.5 percent.

We look at the first nine months of this year, but a positive growth rate. In that period, were 11.951.957 passenger cars sold, 2.5 percent more than in the same period last year. Also in the Netherlands, about that period, a growth, and from 11.3 percent to 359.381 cars.

The Volkswagen Group sold in september to a whopping 48 percent fewer cars in september, but in the first nine months of this year, a growth rate of 5.6 percent. The PSA Group fell by 7.7 percent, the sales of Renault-Dacia decreased by 27 percent and that of the FCA Group with 32 percent. Nissan saw its sales up to a 45 percent decline and Ford with 13.7 percent. The BMW Group and Daimler, which sold, respectively, 8.6 and 11.9 percent fewer cars. Growers are Kia (+2.9%), Volvo (+2.9%) and General Motors (+16,4%).