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German passenger car market expands in July

Berlin, 02 August 2019

Production and exports both slow down

In July, a total of 332,800 passenger cars were newly registered in Germany – a rise of 5 percent on last year. It should be remembered that July of this year had one more working day than July 2018. New registrations for the year-to-date now come to 2.2 million units (+1 percent), which is the largest volume for the first seven months of a year since 2010.

Last month’s domestic orders fell 3 percent short of the 2018 result, although since the beginning of the year a good 3 percent more orders have arrived from within Germany. Foreign orders were 5 percent up on 2018 in July, but year-to-date orders have lost 4 percent.

German passenger car manufacturers built 359,400 cars at their domestic plants in July (-5 percent). Since January nearly 2.9 million new vehicles have rolled off their production lines (-12 percent). Exports have mirrored these trends: in July 288,000 passenger cars were supplied to customers all over the world (-6 percent). In the first seven months of the current year German OEMs exported 2.1 million cars, i.e. 14 percent less than in the same period last year.

  July 2019 Jan. - July 2019
Passenger cars *) Units Change
19/18 in %
Units Change
19/18 in %
New registrations

332,800

5

2,181,800

1
  of which
    German makes incl. group makes 241,800 6 1,537,300 1
    Foreign Makes 91,000 0 644,500 2
Export 288,000 -6 2,140,600 -14
Production 359,400 -5 2,851,400 -12

*) Estimate

Source: VDA/KBA

Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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