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The Greek automotive market (June 2019)

 

Passenger cars

New: The new passenger car market was up by 4,5% in June compared with the same period the year before.

In the first six months of 2019, 65.557 new passenger cars have been registered compared to 62.312 the year before (+5,2%).

Passenger car market continues to suffer strong pressure mainly due to over-taxation of households and businesses and therefore is -56,9% lower compared to period 2000-2009.

Passenger car market in June 2019 posted 13.133 registrations compared to 12.571 the year before. Petrol passenger car registrations reached 9.620 units (73,3%), followed by 2.760 diesel passenger cars (21,0%), 432 hybrids (3,3%), 87 CNG-powered cars (0,7%), 35 dual-fuel cars (0,3%) and 27 electrical ones (0,2%) .

 

Light Commercial Vehicles (gross weight up to 3.5 tons)

New: Light commercial vehicle market was up by 31,3% compared to June 2018 by posting 747 registrations compared to 569 registrations the year before.

Since January 2019, 3.962 light trucks have been registered compared with 3.553 the same period in 2018 (+11,5%). Vanettes represents the highest share in the market (45,3%) followed by Pick-ups with a market share of 33,7%.

Concerning June 2019, Vanettes represent the highest share in the light commercial vehicle market (48,9%) followed by Pick-up cars with a market share of 31,6%.

 

Commercial Vehicles (gross weight over 3.5 tons)

New: The commercial vehicle market continued its positive course in June and is up 219,0% compared to the corresponding month in 2018.

Since the beginning of the year, 277 units were registered as compared to 194 the year before, suggesting an increase of 42,8%.

In June 2019, 67 trucks were sold in total, compared with 21 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.

 

Buses

New: The bus market in June was up by +155,6% compared to June 2018.

During the first six months of the year, 267 buses were registered compared with 140 the year before (90,7%).

Regarding June 2019, 46 buses were sold in total as opposed to 18 buses in June 2018.

 

Motorcycles (over 50cc)

New: The motorcycle market continued its positive course and is up by 5,1% in June 2019 compared to the year before.

Since January, 19.080 motorcycles were registered compared with 17.405 the year before (+9,6%).

Motorcycle market in June 2019 posted 5.097 registrations compared to 4.849 in June 2018. 6 out of 10 new motorcycles which were registered in June are equipped with engines up to 250 cc (60,5%), while 87,4% of total registrations are motorcycles up to 400 cc.