Car sales fall 23% in November and 35% in a year

In November 2020, 14.969 motor vehicles were registered by the legal representatives of the brand operating in Portugal, that is, 23,4% less than in the same month of the previous year.

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The pandemic is wreaking havoc on the car sales market. Car sales in Portugal suffered a 23,4% year-on-year decline in November. In the first 11 months of the year, sales fell 35,3% compared to 2019.

In November 2020, 14.969 motor vehicles were registered by the legal representatives of the brand operating in Portugal, that is, 23,4% less than in the same month of the previous year.

In the period from January to November 2020, 158.702 new vehicles were put into circulation, which
represented a year-on-year decrease of 35,3%, the Automobile Association of Portugal (ACAP) revealed this Wednesday.

In passenger cars, which represents around 83% of the national market, November sales were 11.826 vehicles, 27,9% less than in November last year. , 36,4%, for 131.165 cars.

Light commercial vehicles fell by only 1,4% in November, to 2.801 vehicles. In the accumulated result for the year and in an annual comparison, there were 23.905 units sold, corresponding to a decrease of 29,5%.

In heavy vehicles, sales increased 17,5% in November, to 342 cars. But in the accumulated result for the year, this segment decreased by 29,4%, to 3.632 units.

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