Hungary’s New Car Market Fell 54.5% In May

  • 22 Jun 2020 8:02 AM
  • Budapest Business Journal
Hungary’s New Car Market Fell 54.5% In May
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the number of new passenger cars placed on the market in the European Union fell sharply in May, by more than 50%, rising to 54.5% in Hungary, says azuzlet.hu.

According to a report by the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA) 581,161 passenger cars were registered in the 27 member states of the European Union in May, 52.3% less than a year earlier.


In better news, capacity has risen to 76.3% of the pre-COVID level in April from 55.1% in March. In the months leading up to the global outbreak, year-on-year declines of 7.4% in February and 7.5% in January were measured.

In the first five months of the year, 3,331,715 new cars were handed over to their owners in the EU, 41.56% less than a year earlier.

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