Almost all the dealerships in the EU in April was not working.
Sales of new cars in the EU in April has fallen by 76.3% compared with the same month a year earlier to 270 682 units. Appropriate data on Tuesday, 19 may, published by the European automobile manufacturers Association, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
This fall is a record since the beginning of statistics and due to the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus: the majority of dealerships in the EU in April were closed.
The largest decline in sales in Italy and Spain — 97.6% and 96.5%, respectively. In France the index fell by 88.8%, Germany — 61.1 per cent. The biggest drop in car sales at the Italian-American FCA Group — 87,7%, to 10.42 thousand units.
The Volkswagen group has reduced the implementation by 72.7% to 77,86 thousand units, French PSA Group — 81.2%, to 36.72 thousand units, Renault — on 79%, to 27.74 thousand cars.
In General, during January-April sales of new cars decreased by 38.5%. While in Italy at 50.7%, in Spain — 48.9%, France 48%, Germany — 31%.
Earlier, European countries had suspended the production of cars amid the spread of the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19. The automakers had planned to quickly restore power after a crisis situation.