The impact of the coronavirus lockdown on UK new car registrations has emerged from the latest data, highlighting that after a positive start to March, the final week saw an 82% drop in levels...

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With the UK in lockdown, new car registrations in March fell 44.1%, sharp declines being felt equally across both the private and fleet sectors. Commentators pointed to a month of two halves, with the...

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A second successive poor month for retail new vehicle registrations has seen the market fall way significantly in the first two months of the year. Following a fall of 13.9% in January, retail...

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In a poor start the year, UK retail registrations fell by 13.9% in January, with fleet also down, dropping 2.2%. Those figures left overall registrations down 7.3% compared with the same month in 2019...

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UK new LCV registrations returned to growth in December, following three months of decline, according to the latest figures released by the SMMT. The market grew 7.8% in December as the impact of...

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December’s new car registrations saw an uplift on the same month in 2018, driven largely by gains of 7.3% in fleet. With the retail market flat and business registrations declining 20.5%, the result...

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New car registrations fell 2.4% in 2019 to hit a year total of 2.31m units. Retail registrations fell 3.2% taking 44.1% of the market. The fall in 2019 brings the market to a six-year low and the SMMT...

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The collapse in retail registrations continued into November, driving a drop in the overall market of 1.3% compared to the same month in 2018. Retail registrations of 65,114 units represented a fall...

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The new car market fell by a further 6.7% in October, with 143,251 vehicles registered compared with 153,599 in the same month in 2018. While fleet registrations were stable, private registrations...

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Given that last September’s registrations plunged by more than 20% as retailers struggled to get hold of volumes of WLTP compliant vehicles, it was hoped that this September’s figures would show a...

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Historically August has been a tough month for motor retail profitability since the registration plate change moved to twice yearly in 2001. If customers aren’t on holiday, then everyone has their...

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New car registrations continued to fall in May, with a drop of 4.6% as 183,724 new vehicles were registered, compared with 192,649 in the same month in 2018. Private, fleet and business registrations...

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The UK new car market declined 4.1% in April, in large part due to a 10.3% fall in retail registrations, offset only slightly by a 2.9% increase in fleet. Business registrations were also...

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Political and economic uncertainty are being cited as the principle causes that saw new car registrations decline by 3.4% in March. The fleet sector finished the month virtually flat (up 0.3% on March...

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A second consecutive month of retail growth in vehicle registrations saw overall registrations increase by 1.4% in February, with retail registrations up 4.3% and business growth of 23.4% overcoming a...

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As the first month of the year, it is always tempting to try to draw conclusions over the remainder of the year from the performance delivered in January. This is normally a challenge in the retail...

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January saw a fifth consecutive month of decline in new car registrations, with a 2.9% rise in private sales not enough to compensate for a 3.4% fall in fleet, leaving the market down 1.6% overall....

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The UK new car market for 2018 finished 6.8% down on 2017, with annual registrations falling to 2,367,147 – a second year of decline. In December, a fall in private registrations of 3.8% and a drop...

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2018 has seen the pace of growth slowing across the globe, with the economies that depend on trade being hit the hardest. And future growth is being threatened by an escalating trade war between the...

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November saw a further 3.0% decline in new car registrations, with 158,639 vehicles registered compared with 164,541 in the same month in 2017. That brings the year to date total to 2,223,058, 6.9%...

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