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The Greek automotive market (November 2019)

 

Passenger cars

New: The new passenger car market was up by 8,3% in November compared with the same period the year before.

In the first eleven months of 2019, 107.512 new passenger cars have been registered compared to 98.094 the year before (+9,6%).

Passenger car market in November 2019 posted 7.464 registrations compared to 6.893 the year before. Petrol passenger car registrations reached 4.453 units (59,7%), followed by 2.010 diesel passenger cars (26,9%), 632 hybrids (8,5%), 37 CNG-powered cars (0,5%), 41 dual-fuel cars (0,5%) and 29 electrical ones (0,2%) .

 

Light Commercial Vehicles (gross weight up to 3.5 tons)

New: Light commercial vehicle market was up by 19,0% compared to November 2018 by posting 733 registrations compared to 616 registrations the year before.

Since January 2019, 7.296 light trucks have been registered compared with 6.339 the same period in 2018 (+15,1%). Vanettes represents the highest share in the market (43,8%) followed by Pick-ups with a market share of 36,6%.

Concerning November 2019, Pick-up cars represent the highest share in the light commercial vehicle market (43,5%) followed by Vanettes with a market share of 36,2%.

 

Commercial Vehicles (gross weight over 3.5 tons)

New: The commercial vehicle market was down by -17,9% in November, compared to the corresponding month in 2018.

Since the beginning of the year, 398 units were registered as compared to 333 the year before, suggesting an increase of 19,5%.

In November 2019, 32 trucks were sold in total, compared with 39 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 November was up by 50,0% compared to November 2018.

During the first eleven months of the year, 346 buses were registered compared with 216 the year before (60,2%).

Regarding November 2019, 12 buses were sold in total as opposed to 8 buses in November 2018 (50,0%)

 

Motorcycles (over 50cc)

New: The motorcycle market continued its positive course and is up by 16,4% in November 2019 compared to the year before.

Since January, 36.918 motorcycles were registered compared with 32.193 the year before (+14,7%).

Motorcycle market in November 2019 posted 2.207 registrations compared to 1.896 in November 2018. 6 out of 10 new motorcycles which were registered in November are equipped with engines up to 250 cc (59,0%), while 88,8% of total registrations are motorcycles up to 400 cc.