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The Greek automotive market (September 2019)


Passenger cars

New: The new passenger car market was up by 19,8% in September compared with the same period the year before.

In the first nine months of 2019, 92.772 new passenger cars have been registered compared to 84.076 the year before (+10,3%).

Passenger car market continues to suffer strong pressure mainly due to over-taxation of households and businesses and therefore is -57,6% lower compared to period 2000-2009.

Passenger car market in September 2019 posted 5.899 registrations compared to 4.922 the year before. Petrol passenger car registrations reached 3.679 units (62,4%), followed by 1.436 diesel passenger cars (24,3%), 488 hybrids (8,3%), 105 CNG-powered cars (1,8%), 28 dual-fuel cars (0,5%) and 10 electrical ones (0,2%) .


Light Commercial Vehicles (gross weight up to 3.5 tons)

New: Light commercial vehicle market was up by 2,9% compared to September 2018 by posting 492 registrations compared to 478 registrations the year before.

Since January 2019, 5.940 light trucks have been registered compared with 5.122 the same period in 2018 (+16,0%). Vanettes represents the highest share in the market (45,3%) followed by Pick-ups with a market share of 34,9%.

Concerning September 2019, Vanettes represent the highest share in the light commercial vehicle market (44,5%) followed by Pick-up cars with a market share of 38,8%.


Commercial Vehicles (gross weight over 3.5 tons)

New: The commercial vehicle market was up by  108,3% in September, compared to the corresponding month in 2018.

Since the beginning of the year, 354 units were registered as compared to 256 the year before, suggesting an increase of 38,3%.

In September 2019, 25 trucks were sold in total, compared with 12 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 in June was down by -33,3% compared to September 2018.

During the first nine months of the year, 293 buses were registered compared with 197 the year before (48,7%).

Regarding September 2019, 12 buses were sold in total as opposed to 18 buses in September 2018 (-33,3%)


Motorcycles (over 50cc)

New: The motorcycle market continued its positive course and is up by 21,0% in September 2019 compared to the year before.

Since January, 31.472 motorcycles were registered compared with 27.798 the year before (+13,2%).

Motorcycle market in September 2019 posted 3.544 registrations compared to 2.930 in September 2018. 6 out of 10 new motorcycles which were registered in September are equipped with engines up to 250 cc (65,8%), while 90,0% of total registrations are motorcycles up to 400 cc.