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Sale of new cars in Bulgaria increased by 9.7% in 2021 up to 24,537 in the direction of 22,368 years before. For the whole year our country ranks fifth place by cross in the Low Union (EU) after Croatia (+ 24.7%), Greece (+ 24.6%), Estonia (+ 19.1%) and Ireland (18.5%), according to European data Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).
For December register for new cars at the Bulgarian market increased by 4.3% to 1,780 units compared to 1,707 years earlier, with Bulgaria being one of the four sides of the bloc, report the growth in which you sell, ranking on third place among them.
In December, Bulgaria reports second consecutive month of growth after four consecutive months of decline.
Total EU sell through 2021 decreased by 2.4% to 9,700,192 vehicles aimed at 9,939,418 vehicles in 2020. For December register in the block shrank by 22.8% to 795,295 units compared to 1,030,551 units for the same month in 2020. This is the sixth consecutive month of decline for the EU.
Regarding the main European markets Germany reports a decline of 10.1% for 2021, while Italy, Spain and France registered growths of 5.5%, 1% and 0.5 percent.
For December, the highest growth recorded again Croatia – 19.3%.
Although the German concern Volkswagen Group With a 4.8 percent drop in sales in 2021 to 2,437,110 vehicles targeting 2,561,159 vehicles in 2020, the company managed to maintain the best position in the European market with a share of 25.1%. In December, the group’s sales decreased by 31.6% to 185,942 units compared to 271,718 units in 2020, as the market share increased from 26.4% to 23.4%.
The brand that performs best within VW is Porsche. The premium car brand reports 8% growth in 2021 and a 41.3% increase in sales in December. Despite the declines of the brand, VW remains the leader in Europe with a market share for 2021 of 11.2%.
Formed at the beginning of the year by the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group Stelantis remains second in market share in Europe. Sales ì for 2021 decreased by 2.1% to 2,124,269 units in the direction of 2,169,659 units for 2020. The market share reached 21.9%. In December, the group’s sales shrank from 25 to 160,209 units, targeting 213,510 units for the previous year.
Among its brands, Peugeot managed to replace Renault as part of a popular car brand in the EU after VW.
The French concern Renault Group is the third largest market share in the EU with sales in 2021 of 1,028,925, which is a share of 10.2% compared to 2020, when 1,145,881 sales were reported. The company’s share of the European market reaches 10.6%.
Renault is followed by Hyundai Group, whose market shares are up to 8.5% compared to 7 years ago. Sales of the South Korean concern for 2021 increased by 18.4% to 828,337 vehicles compared to 699,858 cars a year earlier.
They follow BWM (share of 6.8%), Toyota (6.3%), Daimler (5.6%), Ford (4.1%) and Volvo (2.3%).