From January to October, new-car registrations were down 0.7% compared to the first 10 months of 2018, rapports the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA in French).
Germany remained the only major European market to record growth so far in 2019. By contrast, Spain and the United Kingdom saw the strongest declines.
In October 2019, the EU passenger car market grew by 8.7% to reach 1,177,746 units registered. This marked the highest October total on record since 2009.