The number of new private cars which were on the market for the first time in Greece (new or used from abroad) rose steeply in April, a sign of the gradual recovery of the industry.
More specifically, according to the data of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), new cars reached 18,352 in April 2021 against only 4,031 in the corresponding month of 2020, resulting in an increase of 355.3%.
It is worth noting that last April, the number of new cars had “sunk” by 80.6% due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Regarding April 2021, the new cars, ie excluding the used ones imported from abroad, amounted to 11,069, a number increased by 284.6% compared to the corresponding month of the previous year.
The “picture” was similar for new motorcycles, of more than 50 cc, the number of which rose to 4,776 from just 988 in April 2020, resulting in a “leap” of 383.4%.
Last April, the number of new motorcycles had “dropped” by 72.9%, also due to the special conditions of the health crisis.
For their part, the exclusively new machines, in April 2021, increased by 373% and amounted to 4,361.
Since the beginning of 2021, therefore, 64,530 new cars were released in Greece compared to 51,445 new cars last year (+ 25.4%), as well as 12,691 new motorcycles compared to 7,704 new motorcycles in the corresponding period of 2020 (+ 64.7%) .