Demand for passenger cars in Europe recovered in September after falling in the previous month, with Croatia seeing double-digit growth again, according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).
In September 3,550 new cars were registered in Croatia, a massive 22.8 percent more than in the same month from last year. In August, their numbers rose 6.7 percent.
In September, 1.2 million new cars were registered in 27 EU countries (excluding Malta for which data were not available), 14.5 percent more than in the same month last year.
Double-digit rates of demand growth were recorded in four of the five major EU markets last month. In Germany, the number of registered new cars increased by 22.2 percent, in Spain by 18.3 percent and in France and Italy by 16.6 and 13.4 percent respectively.
In the United Kingdom, however, recovery has been very modest, with demand rising by 1.3 per cent, due to poor consumer confidence before Brexit.