In the European Union collapsed car sales

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 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.

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