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The Greek automotive market (December 2019)


Passenger cars

New: The new passenger car market was up by +23,6% in December compared with the same period the year before.

Overall, the passenger car market continued for seventh consecutive year its positive course by posting 114.109 registrations as compared to 103.431 registrations the year before, up by 10,3%.

Passenger car market in December 2019 posted 6.597 registrations compared to 5.337 the year before. Petrol passenger car registrations reached 4.133 units (62,6%), followed by 1.784 diesel passenger cars (27,0%), 402 hybrids (6,1 %), 117 CNG-powered cars (1,8%), 36 dual-fuel cars (0,5%), and 6 electrical ones (0,1%).



Light Commercial Vehicles (gross weight up to 3.5 tons)

New: Light commercial vehicle market is up by 19,0% compared to December 2018 by posting 676 registrations compared to 568 registrations the year before.

In 2019, 7.972 light trucks have been registered compared with 6.907 the same period in 2018 (15,4%). Vanettes represents the highest share in the market (43,4%) followed by Pick-up cars with a market share of 37,2%.

Concerning December 2019, Pick-up cars represent the highest share in the light commercial vehicle market (43,2%) followed by Vanettes with a market share of 38,5%.


Commercial Vehicles (gross weight over 3.5 tons)

New: The commercial vehicle market in December was up by +66,7% compared to the corresponding month in 2018.

In 2019, 428 units were registered as compared to 351 the year before, suggesting an increase of +21,9%.

In December 2019, 30 trucks were sold in total, compared with 18 the year before.

Moreover, imported used Commercial Vehicles still cover the greatest share of the specific market segment. New CVs represent only a small percentage, pushing the average age of Commercial Vehicles in Greece to high levels. This, expectedly, generates environmental and road safety issues.



New: The bus market was down in December by -61,7% compared to December 2018.

In 2019, 364 buses were registered compared with 263 the year before (38,4%).

Regarding December 2019, 18 buses were sold in total as opposed to 47 buses in December 2018 (-61,7%).


Motorcycles (over 50cc)

New: The motorcycle market was up by 10,7% in December 2019 compared to the year before.

In 2019, 38.230 motorcycles were registered compared with 33.378 the year before (14,5%).

Motorcycle market in December 2019 posted 1.312 registrations compared to 1.185 in December 2018. 6 out of 10 new motorcycles which were registered in December are equipped with engines up to 250 cc (64,2%), while 88,4% of total registrations are motorcycles up to 400 cc