April 2014 Europe Car Sales were up 0.8% penalized by Turkey, Russia and Germany

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April 2014 Europe Car Sales were up 0.8% penalized by Turkey, Russia and Germany.  The last was the weakest month so far this year with continental sales hit by deep loss in Turkey, Ukraine and Russia. Mediterranean countries up.

The list of Top 44 European Markets is sourced by focus2move.com Mobility Database, which aggregates data from all National Carmaker Associations or Dealers Associations, including for the European Community, ACEA. Data combined the 28 countries of European Community plus the 3 of EFTA (Norway, Iceland and Switzerland) plus East and South European countries such as Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Moldova, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, and Albania. We also include little countries like Monaco and Liechstein.

Considering that for many countries cars and light commercial vehicles data are reported combined and aiming to provide data comparable with others global regions, we are reporting together cars and LCV data. Of course, for more details you can refer to single country reports or contact us.

In April total Light Vehicles sold in Europe were 1.579.000, up 0.8% from year ago. Year to date sales were 6.095.000, up 4.1%. More details on single brands performance has been reported separately and you can read them here.

In April Germany was back the largest European car market (and the 5th globally) despite sales at 293.000 units were down 3% from year ago with cumulate figures at 1.051.900, up 2.9%.

Albeit losing 7.8% from year ago, Russia was second with 226.546 retails with first four month loss at 3.8%. France was third with 200.410 sales, up 5.4% from last year while the United Kingdom, fourth this month, was again above expectations with 197.440 retails growing 7.2%.

In fifth place there was Italy with 139.793 sales, up 3.5% followed by a strong Spain in sixth with April sales at 91.024, up 31.5% from last year. First four month sales in Spain were up 18.8%.

Despite flat sales Belgium outpaced a falling Turkey that has lost 27.6% confirming one of worst trend globally.

Many markets have shown strong improvements: Portugal kept booming and sales in April were up 54.8%, while Ireland and Hungary grew over 27%.

In the interactive tables below you can sort thru all 44 European countries sales:

Rank April 2014 Rank Ytd 2014 Country Sales Apr 2014 Sales Apr 2013 Apr Var. Sales Ytd 2014 Ytd 2014 Var.
1 1 Germany 292.144 303.288 -3,7% 1.051.900 2,9%
2 3 Russia 226.546 245.334 -7,7% 829.019 -3,8%
3 4 France 200.410 190.177 5,4% 738.036 3,0%
4 2 UK 197.440 184.097 7,2% 965.479 12,5%
5 5 Italy 129.793 125.355 3,5% 535.327 5,5%
6 6 Spain 91.204 69.339 31,5% 318.192 18,8%
7 7 Belgium 58.557 59.038 -0,8% 222.512 -0,3%
8 8 Turkey 53.305 73.575 -27,6% 168.577 -25,5%
9 9 Netherlands 32.713 34.645 -5,6% 155.825 -6,4%
10 11 Austria 32.234 33.795 -4,6% 121.000 0,2%
11 10 Poland 31.339 27.383 14,4% 139.427 23,7%
12 12 Sweden 31.129 27.423 13,5% 108.910 18,0%
13 13 Switzerland 30.520 31.211 -2,2% 105.982 -3,9%
14 15 Ukraine 29.426 31.985 -8,0% 69.581 -8,6%
15 14 Denmark 18.666 17.954 4,0% 72.986 11,7%
16 17 Czech Rep 18.640 15.887 17,3% 64.439 18,3%
17 18 Norway 14.689 17.099 -14,1% 58.053 -0,8%
18 19 Portugal 14.370 9.284 54,8% 54.089 46,6%
19 20 Finland 10.100 10.722 -5,8% 43.112 5,4%
20 16 Ireland 9.178 7.139 28,6% 65.462 27,9%
21 21 Hungary 6.816 5.350 27,4% 25.403 25,9%
22 22 Slovakia 6.431 6.164 4,3% 24.456 12,6%
23 23 Greece 5.813 5.734 1,4% 23.375 13,3%
24 24 Romania 5.695 5.972 -4,6% 21.056 9,2%
25 26 Luxembourg 5.570 5.424 2,7% 18.732 1,2%
26 25 Slovenia 5.556 5.383 3,2% 20.858 6,1%
27 27 Croatia 4.665 2.813 65,8% 11.997 35,6%
28 28 Belarus 2.411 2.352 2,5% 9.643 2,5%
29 29 Bulgaria 2.381 1.860 28,0% 8.380 26,4%
30 31 Serbia 2.352 2.333 0,8% 6.897 0,7%
31 30 Estonia 2.288 2.164 5,7% 7.738 3,3%
32 32 Lithuania 1.595 1.176 35,6% 5.501 27,4%
33 33 Latvia 1.123 993 13,1% 4.577 21,1%
34 34 Cyprus 764 620 23,2% 3.095 13,0%
35 35 Iceland 754 624 20,8% 2.753 33,3%
36 36 Malta 667 641 4,0% 2.667 4,0%
37 37 Bosnia 515 517 -0,4% 2.125 -2,0%
38 38 Armenia 459 437 5,0% 1.834 5,0%
39 39 Georgia 438 417 5,0% 1.750 5,0%
40 40 Moldova 353 333 6,1% 1.488 11,7%
41 41 Macedonia 313 312 0,4% 1.334 0,4%
42 42 Monaco 226 213 6,1% 904 6,1%
43 43 Albania 216 206 5,0% 865 5,0%
44 44 Liechtenstein 140 160 -12,5% 548 -12,5%

 

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