Oxford, UK – West European car registrations in April 2021 were up by 282.5% at 940,000 units. compared with April 2020, according to data from LMC Automotive.
In April the previous year, a total of 250,000 units were registered.
Although the headline month on month changes look dramatic, LMC Automotive said that the annual selling rate – its forecast of how many cars would be sold in Europe this year -- was disappointing. It estimates the European market could be 11.1m cars this year down from an estimate of 11.3 in March. Sales are 25% down on the Jan-April 2019 period.