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Europe Automotive Market - Sales Data, Analysis & Trends

The most complete vehicle sales data for the European region. We have all European countries represented with automotive sales data tables and interactive charts. A database of auto sales data for virtually every country in Europe as well as the region as a whole.

Europe Vehicle Sales Data - Current Regional Report & Analysis

Following the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, the European car market experienced a significant decline in sales. However, in the years that followed, the market gradually recovered, with a steady increase in sales. European governments have implemented various measures to support the automotive industry and encourage the adoption of low-emission vehicles. These include subsidies, tax incentives, and the establishment of charging infrastructure. Additionally, the European Union has introduced stricter emissions standards, such as Euro 6, to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles.

Europe Car Sales Data - Annual Reports

Similar to global trends, there has been a growing interest in alternative powertrain technologies in Europe. Electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) have gained popularity, driven by government incentives, stricter emissions regulations, and increased environmental awareness. Several European countries have set ambitious targets to phase out internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in the coming years. Diesel-powered vehicles, which were once popular in Europe, faced a decline in sales due to stricter emissions standards and the diesel emissions scandal that emerged in 2015. Many European cities have implemented restrictions on diesel vehicles to combat air pollution, leading to a shift towards gasoline, hybrid, and electric vehicles. Like other regions, there has been a significant increase in the demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe. Consumers have shown a preference for these vehicles due to their spaciousness, versatility, and perceived safety advantages. This trend has resulted in a decline in sales of traditional sedans and smaller cars. Car sales trends have varied across European countries. Germany, the largest car market in Europe, has seen relatively stable sales, while countries like the UK, France, and Italy have experienced fluctuations.

Europe Car Sales by Country (All Years)

In this section of the site, you can find a databank of auto sales data since 2005 for virtually every country in Europe. Please note these statistics are either Total Market Volumes, which include passenger cars as well as light commercial vehicles (LCVs) or just passenger cars. Please read each post to make sure you understand which data is which. Please note that these figures often come from unofficial sources and can vary slightly from other data you may find elsewhere. Despite our best efforts to find the most reliable data, we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy, but we are confident the provided data is sufficiently indicative of the size and trend of the market.

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