Car market January 2021: a chaotic start to the year for car sales

The new home market continued to fall at the start of the year. New car registrations fell 18.58% last month.

At the moment, the presentations of the results for the year 2021 and the objectives for the year 2022 of each of the car manufacturers follow and look alike. At each balance sheet the same remark concerning the first half of the year which has just begun which will still be very difficult with deliveries still very affected by shortages of materials of all kinds. This is true in practice since registrations for the month of January are at their lowest. A total of 102,901 new cars were registered last month, which is 18.58% less than in the same month of January 2021, which was itself worse than January 2020, the latter result being itself lower than that of January 2019. We can’t wait for the end of the crisis!

Peugeot in the lead

Peugeot dominates the passenger car market with a total of 20,458 units but is down 19.9%. Renault follows with 15,662 registrations and limits damage with “only” -17%. Even Dacia, which is performing well at the moment with the Sandero, is struggling with a drop of 34.5%. Even electrified vehicles have not been spared. While the market share of plug-in hybrids increased from 6.5% to 7.7%, volumes are down by 262 units. Zero-emission vehicles are still in great shape with sales up nearly 60% and market share rising from 5.1 to 9.9%.

Source : PFA

Published on 01/02/2022 Updated 01/02/2022

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