October 1, 2022

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Car sales rise in Belgium for the first time in 15 months |  interior

Car sales rise in Belgium for the first time in 15 months | interior

Sales of new passenger cars rose in August for the first time since May last year. This was reported by the sector organization Vibiac and the Federal Public Service Mobility. In recent months, production delays at manufacturers – in part due to chip shortages – have affected sales.

After fourteen months of declining car sales, the number of newly registered passenger cars rose 7 percent last month compared to August 2021, to 28,917.

For the first eight months of the year, there was still a year-over-year decline: -12.7% to 250,465 passenger cars. Although registrations in August moderated somewhat the decline in the first seven months, the passenger car market remains under pressure due to delivery delays.

Corona pandemic

Compared to the monthly figure for August 2019, before the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, there were 19,019 fewer cars last month.

Volkswagen was the most popular brand last month, with 2,979 vehicles, or just under 9 percent from the previous year. This gave the brand a 10.3 percent market share. BMW is in second place with 2,922 cars, after a decline of about 1.1 percent. Mercedes registered more than 50 percent growth to 2,767 passenger cars.

The light commercial vehicle market continued to decline last month: -10.8 percent to 4,584. From January to August, there was a 26.1 percent decline for pickup trucks year on year. Truck sales (16 tons or more) rose 16.4 percent in August, up 6.2 percent in the first eight months.

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