March 8, 2021

Car sales fall 11% in July, the worst data in this month since 2012 – La Provincia

Thecar and SUV registrations in Spain11.1% decreased in July compared to the same month of 2018 to 116,686 units, and they fall for the first time in a month of July since 2012, the employers' employers (Anfac), vendors (Thursday) reported Ganvam) and dealers (Faconauto).

Sales of cars and SUVs fell 6.5%, with809,159 units registered,in the first seven months of the year.

However, in thelight commercial vehicle segment, enrollments increased 4.7% in July, to 19,963 units, and from January to July accumulated 135,745 enrollments, 2.7% more.

In theindustrial vehicles and busesthere was a drop of 21.4% in July, with 1,752 units enrolled, although so far this year they accumulate a rise of 1.6%, with 16,483 enrollments.

Despite the fall of 11.1% in July, traditionally one of the best months for the sale of cars in Spain, they have exceeded 100,000 units delivered, although this figure does not improve the volumes recorded in previous months.

Anfac argues that one of the reasons has been theAdvance purchases for fleet renewalwhich occurred last year in months prior to September due to the entry into force of the new WLTP emission measurement regulations, which intensified acquisitions by companies and car rental businesses.

Sales in the private channel continued to fall in July at a double-digit rate, as in previous months, with a decrease of 13% and 57,952 units.

Deliveries to individuals have fallen by 12.5% ​​in the first seven months of the year, up to 353,898 units.

The decrease in the channel of companies in relation to the same month of 2018 was 8.2% in July, with 40,452 units sold, and in the rental of 10.9%, with 20,516; while in the annual accumulation the enrollments in the business segment are practically maintained, with 255,384; while those of rental companies fell 3.1% compared to the first seven months of 2018, with 200,377 units registered.

Thecar registrations in July fall in all autonomous communitieswith respect to the same period of the previous year, except in Murcia, where they grow by 11.3%; while in the first seven months of the year they fall in all regions, except in the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, which register an increase of 3.5%, and in Murcia, with an increase of 7.1%.

Navarra was again in July the community where sales fell the most(26.8%, up to 848 units); followed by Castilla y León, with a decrease of 21.1% and 3,105 enrollments.

The regional community also leads the declines in the January-July period, with a fall of 18.5%; followed by La Rioja, where enrollments have dropped 17.4%.

By type of fuel,gasoline car sales fell throughout Spain by 1.20% in July, up to 71,977 units; although they maintain a growth in the year, with a 3.13% increase until 484.203 enrollments.

Diesel car sales, on the other hand, continue to collapse, with a fall of 35.60% in July (30,417 vehicles, which represent 16,811 cars less than on the same date of the previous year); and 30.24% in the accumulated January-July, with 222,500 cars registered, that is 96,458 less than in the same period last year.

As for theelectric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, gas or hydrogen, 14,292 units were sold in July, 29.48% more than a year earlier, and 87,314 in the January-July period, 39.27% ​​more.

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