In April 2020, registration of new passenger cars in the European Union decreased compared with the same period last year by 76.3%. The first full month with the introduction of restrictions COVID-19 resulted in the strongest month-on-month drop in demand for cars since the beginning of the observations said the European automobile manufacturers ' Association (ACEA).
In General in April 2020 in the 27 countries of the EU, was sold 270,7 thousand cars.
Sales fell in all 27 markets, but the sharpest decline experienced by Italy and Spain — 97.6% and 96.5%, respectively. A little less than in these countries, sales have fallen in France — of 88.8%. In Germany, the decline amounted to 61.1 per cent. In the UK, which is not included in figures for the EU, the decline reached 97.3%. Among the European automakers, most of all sales fell from FAC Group is 87.7%, PSA Group — 81,2%, the Renault Group — 79%, Daimler — 78,8%, VW Group — to 72.7%.
In the period from January to April 2020, the EU demand for new passenger cars decreased by 38.5% due to the negative impact of coronavirus on the results of March and April. Registration of new cars dropped by half in three of the four key EU markets: Italy -50,7%, Spain -48,9% and France -48,0%. In Germany demand decreased by 31.0% in the first four months 2020.