The factories have started up again, which means that open orders can be delivered. For the first time since the Corona outbreak, we close a month with positive sales figures.
According to the latest figures from industry organizations Bovag and RAI Association, 34,885 new passenger cars were registered in our country in the month ending on Friday, which is 4 percent more than in July 2019. A great boost for an industry that has had significant activities throughout the year. has to endure blows. Price increases by WLTP, declining showroom visits by Corona and production stops mean that there was little sales and, in addition, there was often little to sell. Because that production has started up again, open orders can now be delivered and this ensures better registration figures.
But no matter how wonderfully sultry last Friday, one swallow doesn’t make summer. Cumulatively, the market is now at 192,868 units, which is 25.6 percent from the first seven months of last year. So there is still a lot of catching up to do and this was reason for the industry associations to adjust the forecast for 2020 from 425,000 to 350,000 last month.