Demand for New Cars in EU Still Much Lower Than Before Pandemic

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In April 2021, 862,226 new cars were registered in 26 EU member states (excluding Malta), which is more than triple than in April last year, when governments started to introduce strict lockdown measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Compared with April 2019, there were 300,000 fewer registered cars, the ACEA said.

In Italy demand was 34 times higher in April 2021 than in April 2020, in Spain it was 19 times higher, in France it was nearly seven times higher, and in Germany it nearly doubled.

Compared with April 2019, it dropped by 38% in France, by 36% in Spain, by 34% in Germany, and by a quarter in Italy.

In Croatia 4,147 new cars were registered in April 2021, nearly four times more than in April 2020. Compared with April 2019, the number decreased by 18%.

Jump in first four months

From January to April this year, demand in the EU was a quarter higher than in the same period last year, and 3.4 million new cars were registered.

Italy saw the biggest increase (+68.4%), followed by France (+51.0%), Spain (+18.8%), and Germany (+7.8%).

In Croatia, 14,621 new cars were registered in the first four months of 2021, a third more than in the same period last year.

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