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The Greek automotive market (June 2020)

Passenger cars

New: The new passenger car market was down by -37,2% in June compared with the same period the year before.

In the first six months of 2020, 36.570 new passenger cars have been registered compared to 65.557 the year before (-44,2%).

Passenger car market in June 2020 posted 8.249 registrations compared to 13.333 the year before. Petrol passenger car registrations reached 4.632 units (56,2%), followed by 2.349 diesel passenger cars (28,5%), 938 hybrids (11,4%), 24 dual-fuel cars (0,7%), 107 CNG-powered cars (1,3%), 19 electrical ones (0,2%) and 65 plug-in hybrids (0,8%). 49,1% 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 down by -0,9% compared to June 2019 by posting 740 registrations compared to 747 registrations the year before.

Since January 2020, 3.164 light trucks have been registered compared with 3.962 the same period in 2019(-20,1%). Vanettes represents the highest share in the market (41,3%) followed by Pick-ups with a market share of 32,6%.

Concerning June 2020, Vanettes represent the highest share in the light commercial vehicle market (39,2%) followed by Pick-up cars with a market share of 35,8%.

Commercial Vehicles
(gross weight over 3.5 tons)

New: The commercial vehicle market in June was down by -31,3% compared to the corresponding month in 2019.

Since the beginning of the year, 336 units were registered as compared to 277 the year before, suggesting an increase of 21,3%.

In June 2020, 46 trucks were sold in total, compared with 67 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 June was down by -58,7% compared to June 2019.

During the first six months of the year, 144 buses were registered compared with 267 the year before (-46,1%).

Regarding June 2020, 19 buses were sold in total as opposed to 46 buses in June 2019 (-58,7).

Motorcycles
(over 50cc)

New: The motorcycle market was down by -4,1% in June 2020 compared to the year before.

Since January, 15.551 motorcycles were registered compared with 19.080 the year before (-18,5%).

Motorcycle market in June 2020 posted 4.889 registrations compared to 5.097 in June 2019. 6 out of 10 new motorcycles which were registered in June are equipped with engines up to 250 cc (58,4%), while 88,4% of total registrations are motorcycles up to 400 cc.

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