Poland’s new passenger car (PC) and light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations in December stood at 59,433 units, down by 1.1pc from 60,076 units in the same month year prior, according to the Polish Association Of Automotive Industry (PZPM) citing data by Central Register of Vehicles (CEP).
The decline in sales could be attributed to the reinforcement of tighter restrictions in November to contain the second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Polish auto industry is still reeling from the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the auto sector across the globe.
Passenger car registrations in December decreased by 1.9pc to 51,507 units from 52499 units in Dec 2019, while LCV sales stood at 7926 units, up by 4.6pc from the same month in the preceding year.
Jan-Dec 2020 sales
Poland’s auto industry was severely impacted in the first half of 2020. The country’s cumulative new passenger car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations in the twelve months of the year (Jan-Dec, 2020) declined by 22pc to 487,996 units as compared to 625,470 units in 2019.
In 2020, passenger sales plummeted by 22.9pc to 428,347 units as compared to 555,598 units in the previous year, while LCV sales stood at 59,649 units, down by 14.6pc from 69,872 units in the year before.
The car demand in Poland is expected to fall in January and February after the imposition of the latest lockdown which has forced all car retailers to close their showrooms, as per media reports.