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The Greek automotive market (October 2019)


Passenger cars

New: The new passenger car market was up by 2,1% in October compared with the same period the year before.

In the first ten months of 2019, 100.045 new passenger cars have been registered compared to 91.201 the year before (+9,7%).

Passenger car market in October 2019 posted 7.276 registrations compared to 7.215 the year before. Petrol passenger car registrations reached 4.501 units (61,9%), followed by 1.856 diesel passenger cars (25,5%), 558 hybrids (7,7%), 70 CNG-powered cars (1,0%), 29 dual-fuel cars (0,4%) and 20 electrical ones (0,3%) .


Light Commercial Vehicles (gross weight up to 3.5 tons)

New: Light commercial vehicle market was up by 3,7% compared to October 2018 by posting 623 registrations compared to 601 registrations the year before.

Since January 2019, 6.563 light trucks have been registered compared with 5.723 the same period in 2018 (+14,7%). Vanettes represents the highest share in the market (44,7%) followed by Pick-ups with a market share of 35,9%.

Concerning October 2019, Pick-up cars represent the highest share in the light commercial vehicle market (44,8%) followed by Vanettes with a market share of 39,2%.


Commercial Vehicles (gross weight over 3.5 tons)

New: The commercial vehicle market was down by -68,4% in October, compared to the corresponding month in 2018.

Since the beginning of the year, 366 units were registered as compared to 294 the year before, suggesting an increase of 24,5%.

In October 2019, 12 trucks were sold in total, compared with 38 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 October was up by 272,7% compared to October 2018.

During the first ten months of the year, 334 buses were registered compared with 208 the year before (60,6%).

Regarding October 2019, 41 buses were sold in total as opposed to 11 buses in October 2018 (272,7%)


Motorcycles (over 50cc)

New: The motorcycle market continued its positive course and is up by 29,6% in October 2019 compared to the year before.

Since January, 34.711 motorcycles were registered compared with 30.297 the year before (+14,6%).

Motorcycle market in October 2019 posted 3.239 registrations compared to 2.499 in October 2018. 6 out of 10 new motorcycles which were registered in October are equipped with engines up to 250 cc (60,2%), while 90,2% of total registrations are motorcycles up to 400 cc.