Powered-two and powered-three wheeler registrations up by 4.4% in the EU in Q3 2016
31 Oct 2016

Powered-two and powered-three wheeler registrations up by 4.4% in the EU in Q3 2016

At least 1,051,257 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first three quarters of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 4.4% compared to the 1,006,684 vehicles registered during the same period of 2015.

Registrations performed positively in all of the key European markets including Italy (+10.3%, 186,464 units), Spain (+9.6%, 127,717 units), UK (+7.3%, 101,408 units), Germany (+2.5%, 168,418 units) and France (+1.1%, 198,513 units).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 7.2% during the first three quarters of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 802,767 motorcycles were registered between January and September 2016, against 749,128 during the same period of 2015.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in all of the largest European markets, including Italy (+12%, 160,602 units), Spain (+10.2%, 114,988 units), UK (+8.7%, 94,807 units), Germany (+4.5%, 143,367 units) and France (+2.1%, 129,835 units).

Moped registrations

At least 248,490 mopeds were registered during the first nine months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 257,556 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 3.5%. Moped registrations increased in Spain (+5%, 12,729 units) and the Netherlands (+2.8%, 55,363 units). They remained stable in Austria (-0.2%, 12,366 units) and France (-0.8%, 58,040 units) but declined in Italy (-2.1%, 19,862 units) and Poland (-14.2%, 21,432 units).

Documents available to dowload

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

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