The number of new cars sold in the European car market last month decreased by 25% compared to the same month of the previous year due to continued regulations following the spread of the new coronavirus.

According to a summary of industry groups, in the European market, which includes EU = European Union member states such as Germany and France, and the United Kingdom, the number of new cars sold last month was only 840,000, compared to the same month of the previous year. It decreased by 25.7%.

This is because the demand for automobiles has fallen due to continued restrictions on going out in each country due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

By manufacturer, Volkswagen, which had the highest sales, decreased by 28.1%, and Toyota Motor, which had the highest sales among Japanese manufacturers, decreased by 20.2%.

Other Japanese manufacturers also fell short of all, with Mitsubishi Motors at 63.5%, Honda at 55.9%, Nissan at 39.5%, and Mazda at 38.8%.

Although vaccination is progressing in Europe, there is concern that the market stagnation will be prolonged due to continued strict regulations because the mutated virus, which is said to be highly infectious, may accelerate the spread of infection. I will.