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German car market grows in July

Berlin, 02 August 2017

Production and exports fall. Diesel share at 40.5 percent

The German passenger car market remains robust and added nearly 2 percent in July to reach 283,100 new registrations. Almost 2.1 million new cars have so far been registered this year, which is a rise of 3 percent. As expected, the share of diesels among all new car registrations last month was down on the previous year. It came to 40.5 percent, compared with 47.1 percent in July 2016. For the German group brands, a good 45 percent of new passenger car registrations were of diesel vehicles – both in July and during the first seven months of this year.

Exports of passenger cars from plants in Germany totaled 307,700 units (-8 percent) in July. From January to July, the German car makers supplied 2.5 million passenger cars to customers around the world (-3 percent). The decline in exports also affected production: last month 371,700 new vehicles were built in Germany (-9 percent). Since the beginning of 2017, 3.3 million passenger cars have been produced, i.e. 4 percent less than in the same period last year.

Last month’s domestic orders matched the level from July 2016. After the first seven months of this year orders from within Germany were also at last year’s level.

  Jule 2017 January - Jule 2017
Passenger cars *) Volume Change
17/16 in %
Volume Change
17/16 in %
New registrations 283,100 2 2,070,100 3
  of which
    German makes incl. group makes 196,100 -1 1,434,200 0
    Foreign makes 87,000 7 635,900 11
Export 307,700 -8 2,532,900 -3
Production 371,700 -9 3,293,000 -4
*) Estimate
Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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