People don’t need cars anymore? World car market in August 2021

People don’t need cars anymore? World car market in August 2021


At the end of August 2021, the global car market decreased by 10.9% and amounted to 5 million 833 thousand passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The negative dynamics has been recorded for the fourth month in a row.

According to the results of the first eight months of this year, car sales in the world amounted to 54 million 479 thousand units (+ 17.7%), according to statistics from the consulting company LMC Automotive.

China remains the world leader in the sale of new cars in August 2021, with an indicator of 1 million 814 thousand cars sold, which is 14.5% less than a year ago. In second place is the United States, where 1,087,000 new cars were sold, which is 17.6% less than in August last year.

Automotive markets in Western Europe in August fell by 20.5% and amounted to 722.5 thousand cars. Sales of new cars in Eastern Europe amounted to 308.6 thousand units (-7.5%). In South America, sales last month reached 187.3 thousand vehicles, down 7.6% year-on-year.

Among the world’s largest car markets, it is also worth noting Japan (316.2 thousand units, -1.8%), Canada (148 thousand units, -12.1%) and Korea (127.6 thousand units). ., -4.2%).

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