Powered-two and powered-three wheeler registrations up by 4.7% in April 2016
30 May 2016

Powered-two and powered-three wheeler registrations up by 4.7% in April 2016

A total of 408,362 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first four months of 2016 in the EU.

This represents an increase of 4.7% compared to the 390,179 vehicles registered during the same period of 2015 Registrations performed positively in most key markets, including Italy (75,699 units, 16.7%), Spain (46,240 units, +14.5%), UK (39,738 units, +8.8%) and Germany (73,688 units, +0.6%). They decreased in France (75,444 units, -0.1%). 

Motorcycle registrations

Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 7.9% during the first four months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 321,085 motorcycles were registered between January and April 2016, against 297,577 during the same period of 2015.Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in most key European markets, including Italy (68,482 units, 18.8%), Spain (41,753 units, +15.9%), the UK (37,134 units, +9.9%), Germany (62,980 units, +1.2%) and France (52,465 units, +0.4%).

Moped registrations

A total of 87,277 mopeds were registered during the first four months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 92,602 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 5.8%. Moped registrations increased in the Netherlands (18,821 units, +0.8%) but decreased in Italy (7,217 units, 0.3%), France (22,979 units, -1.1%), Germany (10,688 units, -2.9%) and Poland (5,815 units, -32.8%).


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