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The Greek automotive market (June 2021)

Passenger cars

New: The new passenger car market was up by 68,2% in June compared with the same period the year before.

In the first six months of 2021, 66.128 new passenger cars have been registered compared to 36.570 the year before (80,8%).

Passenger car market in June 2021 posted 13.875 registrations compared to 8.249 the year before. Petrol passenger car registrations reached 7.796 units (56,2%), followed by 2.038 diesel passenger cars (14,7%), 2.574 hybrids (18,6%), 19 dual-fuel cars (0,1%), 119 CNG-powered cars (0,8%), 366 electrical ones (2,6%) and 445 plug-in hybrids (3,2%). 63,5% 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 16,9% compared to June 2020 by posting 865 registrations compared to 740 registrations the year before.

Since January 2021, 5.155 light trucks have been registered compared with 3.164 the same period in 2020 (62,9%). Vanettes represents the highest share in the market (42,6%) followed by Pick-ups with a market share of 31,3%.

Concerning June 2021, Vanettes represent the highest share in the light commercial vehicle market (36,5%) followed by Pick-up cars with a market share of 32,6%.

Commercial Vehicles
(gross weight over 3.5 tons)

New: The commercial vehicle market in June was up by 26,1% compared to the corresponding month in 2020.

Since the beginning of the year, 279 units were registered as compared to 336 the year before, suggesting a decrease of -17,0%.

In June 2021, 58 trucks were sold in total, compared with 46 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 up by 221,1% compared to June 2020.

During the first six months of the year, 201 buses were registered compared with 144 the year before (39,6%).

Regarding June 2021, 61 buses were sold in total as opposed to 19 buses in June 2020.

Motorcycles
(over 50cc)

New: The motorcycle market was up by 16,6% in June 2021 compared to the year before.

Since January, 22.621 motorcycles were registered compared to 15.551 the year before (45,5%).

Motorcycle market in June 2021 posted 5.701 registrations compared to 4.889 in June 2020. 6 out of 10 new motorcycles which were registered in June are equipped with engines up to 250 cc (62,3%), while 86,8% of total registrations are motorcycles up to 400 cc.

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