Car market in Portugal down 16,9% in July

Regarding the period from January to July 2020, 96.102 new vehicles were put into circulation, which represented a year-on-year decrease of 44,3%.

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The car market in Portugal fell by 16,9% in July, according to data advanced by ACAP - Associação Automóvel de Portugal this Monday.

“In July 2020, 18.101 motor vehicles were registered by the legal representatives of the brand operating in Portugal, that is, 16,9 percent less than in the same month of the previous year”, it can be read in a statement.

Regarding the period from January to July 2020, 96.102 new vehicles were put into circulation, which represented a
year-on-year decrease of 44,3 percent.

By category, in July, 15.209 new passenger cars were registered, 17,5% less than in the same month of 2019, while in the accumulated seven months, the registrations of these vehicles totaled 80.057 units, translating a decrease of 45,6 % compared to the same period of the previous year.

In the month in question, the light goods market dropped 19,4%, compared to July 2019, to 2.529 units and from January to July 14.151 units were registered, a year-on-year decrease of 36,1%.

Conversely, the heavy vehicle market, which encompasses passenger and freight vehicles, increased 67,3% in July with 363 vehicles sold, while from January to July enrollments were fixed at 1.894, a year-on-year decline of 42,5 %.

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