Press release: 12.567-158/21

By one sixth more used passenger car registrations in first half of 2021

Vienna, 2021-07-15 – In the first half of 2021, 451 714 used passenger cars were registered, 17.1% more than in the same period of the previous year, as Statistics Austria reports. Compared to the corresponding pre-crisis period of 2019, the increase was 3.6%. In January and June a decrease (-19.5% and -7.0%) was observed, while used passenger car registrations developed positively- in February (+6.2%), March (+131.7%), April (+58.3%) and May (+2.1%).

Compared to the first half of 2020, increases were recorded in diesel-driven passenger cars (share: 58.6%; +15.5%) and petrol-driven passenger cars (incl. flex-fuel; share: 37.3%; +13.5%). Registrations of used passenger cars with alternative drive systems accounted for 4.1% of total registrations of used passenger cars and increased by 126.8%.

All of the top 10 passenger cars recorded increases in the number of used registrations: Seat +25.2%, BMW and Mercedes each +24.3%, Skoda +17.7%, VW +17.3%, Audi +16.8%, Ford +16.1%, Peugeot +12.3%, Renault +8.6% and Opel +7.8%.

17.7% more used motor vehicle registrations from January to June 2021

From January to June 2021, 581 249 used motor vehicles were registered, 17.7% more than in the same period of the previous year and 6.5% more than in the first half of 2019.

Among commercial vehicles, the registrations of used lorries category (cat.) N1 (+25.9%), tractors used for agriculture and forestry (+22.2%), articulated lorries (+15.4%), lorries cat. N2 (+8.8%) and lorries cat. N3 (+5.1%) developed positively.

In regard to used two-wheelers, more motorcycles (+18.1%) and scooters (15.3%) were registered compared to the first half of 2020.

For more detailed results and further information concerning statistics of motor vehicles please refer to our website.

Information on methods, definitions: Motor vehicle statistics (registrations of new and used vehicles as well as the stock of vehicles) are secondary statistics, compiled on the basis of daily data files sent to Statistics Austria by Austria’s association of insurance companies (VVO). VVO, in turn, receives data by the insurances’ registrations offices, responsible for registrations, de-registrations and rectifications of motor vehicles and trailers. 
Within motor vehicle statistics, all motor vehicles, once nationally or internationally registered, are levied, irrespective of the registration’s duration.

For further inquiries please contact Directorate Spatial Statistics, Statistics Austria:  
Gerda FISCHER, Tel. +43 1 71128-7566 resp. and 
Thomas JANKA, Tel. +43 1 71128-7575 resp.

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