According to ACAP – Associação Automóvel de Portugal, based on data from February 2021, 8,311 light passenger vehicles were registered by the legal representatives of the brand operating in Portugal, ie 59.0% less than in the same month of the previous year. .
As the ACAP has pointed out, these values confirm that the automotive sector continues to be one of the most affected by the crisis that the country is going through, and it should be remembered that the first month of the year was also down, as reported by the diariOnline South Region newspaper.
If the various categories on the market are considered, passenger cars, lighter goods and more heavy vehicles, in February, 10,699 motor vehicles were registered, that is, 53.6 percent less than in February 2020 .
In January and February this year, 23,211 new vehicles were put into circulation, representing a year-on-year decrease of 42.7%.
Light goods vehicle market fell 17.8% in February
By categories, it can be seen that in the second month of 2021, 8,311 new passenger cars were registered in Portugal, that is, 59 percent less than in the same month of the previous year.
In the first two months of the year, passenger car registrations totaled 18,340 units, which translated into a negative variation of 47.1 percent compared to the same period in 2020.
As far as the light goods vehicle market is concerned, in February 2021, there was an unfavorable evolution, having decreased 17.8% compared to the same month of the previous year, standing at 2,041 registered units.
In cumulative terms, in the period from January to February 2021 the market reached 4,139 units, which represented a decrease of 18.5 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
Regarding the heavy vehicle market, which includes types of passengers and goods, in the second month of the year 2021 there was a growth of 19.2 percent in relation to the same month of the previous year, with 347 vehicles being sold in this category.
From January to February 2021 enrollments totaled 732 units, which represented a 5.8 percent drop in the market compared to the same period in 2020.