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The Greek automotive market (August 2021)

Passenger cars

New: The new passenger car market was down by -9,5% in August compared with the same period the year before.

In the first eight months of 2021, 82.914 new passenger cars have been registered compared to 52.939 the year before (56,6%).

Passenger car market in August 2021 posted 6.198 registrations compared to 6.853 the year before. Petrol passenger car registrations reached 2.880 units (46,5%), followed by 1.009 diesel passenger cars (16,3%), 1.511 hybrids (24,4%), 9 dual-fuel cars (0,1%), 156 CNG-powered cars (2,5%), 68 electrical ones (1,1%) and 295 plug-in hybrids (4,8%). 48,6% of total passenger car registrations are cars with engine size up to 1.400 cc.

Light Commercial Vehicles
(gross weight up to 3.5 tons)

New: Light commercial vehicle market was up by 104,8% compared to August 2020 by posting 979 registrations compared to 478 registrations the year before.

Since January 2021, 7.046 light trucks have been registered compared with 4.299 the same period in 2020 (63,9%). Vanettes represents the highest share in the market (46,5%) followed by Pick-ups with a market share of 29,7%.

Concerning August 2021, Vanettes represent the highest share in the light commercial vehicle market (61,4%) followed by Pick-up cars with a market share of 20,6%.

Commercial Vehicles
(gross weight over 3.5 tons)

New: The commercial vehicle market in August was down by -9,4% compared to the corresponding month in 2020.

Since the beginning of the year, 385 units were registered as compared to 461 the year before, suggesting a decrease of -16,5%.

In August 2021, 29 trucks were sold in total, compared with 32 the year before.

Moreover, imported used Commercial Vehicles still cover the greatest share of the specific market segment. New CVs represent only a small percentage, pushing the average age of Commercial Vehicles in Greece to high levels. This, expectedly, generates environmental and road safety issues.

Busses

New: The bus market in August was up by 120,0% compared to August 2020.

During the first eight months of the year, 279 buses were registered compared with 201 the year before (38,8%).

Regarding August 2021, 33 buses were sold in total as opposed to 15 buses in August 2020.

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