Motorcycle and moped registrations up by 4.5% during the first 10 months of 2016
04 Jan 2017

Motorcycle and moped registrations up by 4.5% during the first 10 months of 2016

At least 1,151,043 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first 10 months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 4.5% compared to the 1,101,860 vehicles registered during the same period of 2015.

Registrations performed positively in all of the key European markets including Italy (+9.9%, 199,702 units), Spain (+9.8%, 141,519 units), UK (+6.7%, 110,003 units), Germany (+3.4%, 178,845 units) and France (+1.2%, 217,423 units).

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 7.4% during the first 10 months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 870,741 motorcycles were registered between January and October 2016, against 811,013 during the same period of 2015.

Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in all of the largest European markets, including Italy (+11.6%, 178,109 units), Spain (+10.3%, 127,265 units), UK (+8%, 102,617 units), Germany (+5.6%, 151,189 units) and France (+2.4%, 140,698 units).

Moped registrations

At least 280,302 mopeds were registered during the first nine months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 290,847 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 3.6%.

Moped registrations increased in Spain (+6.1%, 14,254 units) and the Netherlands (+2.9%, 60,618 units). They remained stable in France (-0.9%, 76,455 units) but declined in Italy (-2.2%, 21,593 units), Germany (-7.3%, 27,656 units) and Poland (-14.3%, 22,462 units).

Documents available to dowload

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

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