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German passenger car market starts year in good form

Berlin, 02 February 2017

Domestic production, exports and new registrations show double-digit growth – two more working days

The year started well for the German passenger car market. In January around 241,400 passenger cars were newly registered in Germany – a rise of nearly 11 percent compared with the same month last year. The good result was partly due to January having two more working days this year than in 2016.

Orders from Germany also got off to a better start this year than in 2016: customers in Germany ordered 3 percent more new passenger cars than they did one year ago. Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), stressed, “We are delighted that January has followed on seamlessly from the good automotive year 2016. Exports and production are also increasing.”

The German passenger car manufacturers exported 346,500 cars in January, i.e. 11 percent more new cars than in the same month last year. Orders from abroad were 2 percent up on last year’s level and continued the trend seen in recent months.

Against the background of good sales figures, the German passenger car makers increased their production in January. Totaling 462,900 passenger cars, they built 11 percent more vehicles in Germany last month than they did in January last year.

  January 2017
Passenger cars *) Volume Change
17/16 in %
New registrations 241,400 11
  of which
   German makes incl. group makes 174,700 10
   Foreign makes 66,700 12
Export 346,500 11
Production 462,900 11
*) Estimate
Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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