Powered-two and powered-three wheeler registrations up by 3.3% in the EU
19 Oct 2016

Powered-two and powered-three wheeler registrations up by 3.3% in the EU

A total of at least 902,791 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first eight months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 3.3% compared to the 874,075 vehicles registered during the same period of 2015.
Registrations performed positively in most of the key European markets including Italy (+10.6%, 167,540 units), Spain (+8.6%, 111,204 units), UK (+5.6%, 85,409 units) and Germany (+2.5%, 130,437 units). They remained stable in France (-0.1%, 173,588 units).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 6% during the first eight months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 718,539 motorcycles were registered between January and August 2016, against 678,012 during the same period of 2015.
Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in all of the largest European markets, including Italy (+12.2%, 150,028 units), Spain (+9.4%, 100,297 units), UK (+6.9%, 79,872 units), Germany (+2.5%, 130,437 units) and France (+1%, 115,548 units).

Moped registrations

A total of 191,644 mopeds were registered during the first eight months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 201,251 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 4.8%.
Moped registrations increased in Spain (+2.2%, 10,097 units) and the Netherlands (+0.1%, 48,046 units) but decreased in Austria (-1.5%, 11,118 units), Italy (-1.6%, 17,512 units), France (-2.1%, 58,040 units) and Poland (-16.8%, 19,046 units).

Documents available to dowload

ACEM - Statistical data - August 2016 [xls]
ACEM - Statistical press release - August 2016 [pdf]

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