First increase in car sales in Europe in 13 months

First increase in car sales in Europe in 13 months


In July, car sales in Europe were lower than a year ago, but in August they finally increased – this is the first month in the black after about thirteen consecutive declines. How is Poland developing against this situation?

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has released data on new sales of passenger cars for the two summer months of this year.

In July registered in the countries of the European Union, EFTA and the United Kingdom 874,947 copies, i.e. 10.6% less than July 2021., well August, although it is still poor compared to the years before the crisis and the problems of semiconductors and other components, it was better than the same month last year. It was registered 748,961 pcs – more by 3.4%. This is the first increase in sales after 13 months of constant decline. As you can see, the results are low and there are no special reasons to be happy.

After eight months of 2022, the number of registrations of “new passenger cars” reached 7,221,379. This is less than 11.8%. than in the same period last year (for 967,587 cars). It is therefore safe to assume that overall sales in 2022 will be worse than in 2021, even if the slight increase in demand continues in the last four months.

Only five countries have bought cars more than a year ago. However, these are small markets: Iceland (record + 37.5%), Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia and Cyprus. Among the remaining countries, Lithuania is the most affected by the crisis (-24.4%), and the largest market – Italy (-18.4%). In Poland, the decline after increasing sales for eight months was 10.6%. but the results of August itself were also better than last year, although only by 1.6%.

Volkswagen is still leading among the brands, followed by Toyota and Peugeot. Many sell fewer cars than 2021. Korean companies. The 12.6% increase in Kia vehicle registrations is very impressive. Of the top 10 brands, only Hyundai is still in the black, with a steady 5.2%.

Among all companies, representatives of Alpine have the highest satisfaction factor (+ 62.1%), and of the big brand – Dacia, whose sales increased by 17.3%. On the other hand, a very different feeling will haunt those who do business with Jaguar (a record decrease of 38.8%).

Sales of new passenger cars in Europe in the period January-August 2022 – Top 10 Markets (data: ACEA).

1 Germany 1 643 069 -9.8
2 England 983 099 -10.7
3 France 970 930 -13.8
4 Italy 865 044 -18.4
5 Spain 533 042 -9.4
6 Poland 280 861 -10.6
7 Belgium 250 465 -12.7
8 The Netherlands 199 297 -5.6
9 Sweden 182 592 -12.9
10 Austria 142 474 -17.2

Sales of new passenger cars in Europe in the period January-August 2022 – Top 10 brands (data: ACEA).

1 Volkswagen 753 925 -20.3
2 Toyota 498 773 -0.7
3 Peugeot 421 389 -17.3
4 BMW 412 416 -13.4
5 Mercedes 405 802 -7.9
6 Audi 386 515 -11.9
7 Kia 372 729 +12.4
8 Renault 362 333 -19.1
9 Hyundai 348 185 +5.2
10 Skoda 346 016 -20.5