The UK market returned to negative dynamics in May 2019June 24, 2019
Despite the slight “plus” in sales of new cars in April, Britain is still in the process of a protracted downturn in the automotive market. In total, 183,724 cars were sold over the past month.
In May 2019, the UK market fell by 4.6% compared to the figures for 2018. According to experts from the local British Society of Automakers and Car Dealers (SMMT), the negative dynamics of the market is a consequence of the country’s uncertainty in economic and political prospects. Also, the market is affected by a sharply reduced demand for diesel cars due to increased environmental requirements.
Ford has become the most popular brand in the local market last month. The American concern managed to sell 19,892 cars (-5.9%). The second was Volkswagen with a result of 15,737 units. (-13%). The top three closes the Mercedes-Benz (14,431 units; + 7.8%). Vauxhall (Opel) and Audi ranked fourth and fifth with 13,461 units sold. (-3.7%) and 12,591 units. (-eight%).
In total, 183,724 new cars were sold in Britain last month. Since the beginning of the year, 1,045,724 cars were sold in the local market, which also showed a 3.1% drop in sales.
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