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    Annual figures

    New registrations

    Detailed itemized figures for new vehicle registrations according to automobile and brand

    Detailed itemized figures for new vehicle registrations according to automobile and brand

    Ownership transfers

      2019 2020*) Change in %
    Passenger cars 7.195.437 7.021.204 -2
    Commercial vehicles 425.213 436.280 3
    Trucks 384.139 397.751 4
    Buses 6.002 5.330 -11
    Tractor units 18.864 16.261 -14
    Other motor vehicles 16.208 16.938 5
           
    Total cars 7.620.650 7.457.484 -2
           
    Motor vehicle trailers 403.541 412.579 2
    Semi-trailers 19.233 18.977 -1
    Caravans 78.866 79.660 1

    1. New registrations

     

    2019

    2020*) Change in %
    Passenger cars 3.607.258 2.917.678 -19,1
    Holders      
    private  1.244.002 1.082.899 -13,0
    commercial 2.363.256 1.834.779 -22
    Automotive trade 703.181 503.120 -28,5
    Owners 410.457 286.697 -30,2
    Automotive construction 311.303 222.973 -28,4
    Other business 938.315 821.989 -12,4
    By fuel type      
    Gasoline 2.136.981 1.361.723 -36,3
    Diesel 1.152.733 819.896 -28,9
    Liquid gas 7.257 6.544 -9,8
    Natural gas 7.623 7.159 -6,1
    Hybrid (without plug-in hybrid) 193.902 327.395 68,8
    Plug-In-Hybrid 45.348 200.469 342,1
    BEV 63.281 194.163 206,8
    Fuel cell 210 311 48,1
    Other 13 18 38,5
           
    Commercial vehicles 409.801 349.071 -14,8
    Trucks 343.708 295.166 -14,1
    of which      
    up to 6 t permissible total weight 301.739 263.843 -12,6
    up to 2 t permissible total weight 19.182 12.960 -32,4
    over 2 t up to 6 t permissible total weight 282.557 250.883 -11,2
    over 6 t total permissible weight 41.969 31.323 -25,4
    over 6 t to 16 t permissible total weight 18.549 13.230 -28,2
    over 16 t total permissible weight 23.420 18.003 -23,1
    Buses 6.437 6.460 0,4
    Tractor units 38.620 25.946 -32,8
    Other motor vehicles 21.036 21.499 2,2
    Motor vehicles total 4.017.059 3.266.749 -18,7
    Semi-trailers 38.271 29.736 -22,3
    Caravans 26.496 28.685 8,3

    Source:  Statistisches Bundesamt, KBA

    2. New registrations of passenger cars by brands

      2019 2020

    Change

    in %

    German corporate brands      
    Audi 267.195 213.934 -19,9
    BMW 279.243 240.968 -13,7
    Ford 279.719 194.250 -30,6
    Mercedes 339.185 303.185 -10,6
    MINI 50.019 44.152 -11,7
    Opel 215.864 146.219 -32,3
    Porsche 31.433 26.319 -16,3
    Seat 138.670 116.360 -16,1
    Skoda 208.171 181.198 -13,0
    Smart 49.138 16.051 -67,3
    Volkswagen 667.518 525.612 -21,3
    Other German corporate brands 8.934 9.293 4,0
           
    Total German corporate brands 2.535.089 2.017.541 -20,4
           
    Foreign brands      
    French brands 345.892 283.312 -18,1
    Citroen 58.840 48.950 -16,8
    DS 2.846 2.773 -2,6
    Peugeot 72.709 55.401 -23,8
    Renault 131.138 125.318 -4,4
    Alpine 324 166 -48,8
    Dacia 80.035 50.704 -36,6
           
    Japanese brands 313.786 244.401 -22,1
    Honda 15.676 11.696 -25,4
    Infiniti 263 81 -69,2
    Lexus 3.587 3.530 -1,6
    Mazda 71.630 44.346 -38,1
    Mitsubishi 52.148 44.985 -13,7
    Nissan 39.500 34.765 -12,0
    Subaru 5.868 5.407 -7,9
    Suzuki 40.616 22.415 -44,8
    Toyota 84.498 77.176 -8,7
           
    Korean brands 201.986 171.062 -15,3
    Hyundai 129.508 105.051 -18,9
    Kia 69.608 64.296 -7,6
    Ssangyong 2.870 1.715 -40,2
           
    Italian brands 96.044 95.222 -0,9
    Fiat 89.005 89.150 0,2
    Alfa Romeo 4.146 3.246 -21,7
    Ferrari 987 1.223 23,9
    Maserati 939 633 -32,6
           
    other foreign brands      
    Jaguar 8.703 6.993 -19,6
    Jeep 16.563 15.687 -5,3
    Land Rover 17.348 12.984 -25,2
    Tesla 10.711 16.694 55,9
    Volvo 53.357 47.194 -11,6
    other brands 7.779 6.588 -15,3
           
    Foreign brands (excl. German corporate brands) 1.072.169 900.137 -16,0
    Total new registrations 3.607.258 2.917.678 -19,1
    Market shares      
    German trust brands 70,3% 69,1%  
    Foreign brands excl. German trust brands 29,7% 30,9%  

    Source: KBA, VDA

    3. New registrations of passenger cars (incl. "M1" vehicles) in Germany (1957-2020)

    Year Total number Change in %
    1957 564.639 11.6
    1958 690.975 22.4
    1959 827.657 19.8
    1960 969.739 17.2
    1961 1.095.128 12.9
    1962 1.217.440 11.2
    1963 1.271.000 4.4
    1964 1.342.980 5.7
    1965 1.517.564 13.0
    1966 1.506.124 -0.8
    1967 1.356.655 -9.9
    1968 1.425.089 5.0
    1969 1.841.048 29.2
    1970 2.107.123 14.5
    1971 2.151.557 2.1
    1972 2.142.963 -0.4
    1973 2.031.001 -5.2
    1974 1.693.010 -16.6
    1975 2.106.048 24.4
    1976 2.312.067 9.8
    1977 2.561.278 10.8
    1978 2.663.754 4.0
    1979 2.623.399 -1.5
    1980 2.426.187 -7.5
    1981 2.330.335 -4.0
    1982 2.155.537 -7.5
    1983 2.426.774 12,6
    1984 2.393.939 -1,4
    1985 2.379.261 -0,6
    1986 2.829.438 18,9
    1987 2.915.654 3,0
    1988 2.807.939 -3,7
    1989 2.831.740 0,8
    1990 3.040.783 7,4
    1991 4.158.674 36,8
    1992 3.929.558 -5,5
    1993 3.194.204 -18,7
    1994 3.209.224 0,5
    1995 3.314.061 3,3
    1996 3.496.320 5,5
    1997 3.528.179 0,9
    1998 3.735.987 5,9
    1999 3.802.176 1,8
    2000 3.378.343 -11,1
    2001 3.341.718 -1,1
    2002 3.252.898 -2,7
    2003 3.236.938 -0,5
    2004 3.266.826 0,9
    2005 3.342.122 1,6
    2006 3.467.961 3,8
    2007 3.148.163 -9,2
    2008 3.090.040 -1,8
    2009 3.807.175 23,2
    2010 2.916.260 -23,4
    2011 3.173.634 8,8
    2012 3.082.504 -2,9
    2013 2.952.431 -4,2
    2014 3.036.773 2,9
    2015 3.206.042 5,6
    2016 3.351.607 4,5
    2017 3.441.262 2,7
    2018 3.435.778 -0,2
    2019 3.607.258 5,0
    2020 2.917.678 -19,1

    First publication: 06.05.2008

    Last modified: 20.4.2021

    4. New registrations worldwide passenger cars

                  

      2019 2020*) Change in %
    Europe 18.040.883 14.254.941 -21,0
    EU27, EFTA & UK 15.805.658 11.961.151 -24,3
    of which      
    Germany 3.607.258 2.917.678 -19,1
    France 2.214.279 1.650.118 -25,5
    Great Britain 2.311.140 1.631.064 -29,4
    America **) 24.161.892 19.870.935 -17,8
    of which Brazil 2.665.583 1.954.828 -26,7
    Nafta 20.192.865 16.952.426 -16,0
    of which USA 16.952.912 14.461.770 -14,7
    Asia 32.175.880 29.268.265 -9,0
    of which      
    China 21.072.553 19.794.887 -6,1
    Japan 4.301.091 3.809.977 -11,4
    Rest of the world 5.059.245 4.291.750 -15,2
    Total 79.437.900 67.685.891 -14,8
    3.3 Commercial vehicles over 6 t permissible total weight
      2019 2020*) Change in %
    Europe 457.429 362.710 -20,7
    EU27, EFTA & UK 374.564 273.208 -27,1
    of which      
    Germany 91.420 68.164 -25,4
    France 54.221 40.998 -24,4
    Great Britain 48.535 32.918 -32,2
    America      
    of which Brazil 96.255 84.819 -11,9
    Nafta ***) 619.257 480.702 -22,4
    of which USA 527.092 409.653 -22,3
    Asia      
    of which China 1.313.590 1.778.083 35,4
    of which India 259.879 126.298 -51,4
    Total 3.460.993 3.384.768 -2,2

    *) partly provisionally estimated

    **) incl. light trucks

    ***) over 6.3 t permissible total weight

    Source: VDA