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German passenger car market down on previous October

Berlin, 02 November 2016

Two working days less

Since October had two working days less this year than in 2015, new registrations of passenger cars in Germany reached only 262,700 units, which was six percent down on last year’s level. On the other hand there is a clear year-to-date rise: from January to October, more than 2.8 million passenger cars were newly registered in Germany (+5 percent).

Orders from Germany fell by around 11 percent, due mostly to the different number of working days. In the first ten months of this year the German passenger car manufacturers recorded almost 2 percent fewer orders from customers on the home market. Orders from abroad showed a much more positive result: they climbed by 3 percent in October. Since January 2 percent more orders have arrived from foreign customers.

Last month exports from Germany came to 364,700 units (-8 percent). This figure, too, was affected by the number of working days. Since the beginning of the year the German OEMs have supplied 3.7 million cars from Germany to customers in other countries (-1 percent).

Passenger car production in Germany totaled 472,800 units in October (-11 percent). In the first ten months of the current year nearly 4.9 million cars were built, equaling the result from the same period in 2015.

  October 2016 January - October 2016
Passenger cars *) Volume Change
16/15 in %
Volume Change
16/15 in %
New registrations 262,700 -6 2,818,500 5
  of which
    German makes incl. group makes 186,700 -8 2,004,500 4
    Foreign makes 76,000 0 814,000 9
Export 364,700 -8 3,703,900 -1
Production 472,800 -11 4,851,500 0
*) Estimate
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