ACEA European New Car Registrations

Published 19/05/2015 00:00:00 in Press Releases

"It is encouraging to see continued growth in the European Car market", said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, commenting on ACEA’s European car registration figures published today.

April saw the twentieth consecutive month of market growth, an increase of 6.9% across the whole European market and 8.2% year to date.

Most European markets saw growth in April and this included the 5 largest markets: Germany increased by 6.3%, the United Kingdom rose by 5.1%, France was up by 2.3%,  Italy by 24.2% and Spain saw an increase of 3.2%.

Robinson continued, "The growth in the European car market shows that European economies are showing steady and continued recovery from the economic downturn.  It also indicates that European consumers are feeling more confident to buy new vehicles as their employment prospects improve and household budgets become less squeezed. We are optimistic this trend will continue as European economies grow and make up for the lost sales of the recession years".

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Rupal Rawal, Communications Officer
Tel: 020 7307 3412
Mob: 07528 977 157
Press Office direct line: 020 7307 3422
Press Office fax: 020 7307 3406

Web: www.rmif.co.uk  Email: rupal.rawal@rmif.co.uk

The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.

 

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