REGISTRATIONS UP IN EUROPE
April 8 2016.


A total of 129,387 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first two months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 11.5% compared to the 116,087 vehicles registered during the same period of 2016.


Registrations performed positively in Italy (27,933 units, +26%), Spain (19,665 units, +24.4%), UK (10,669 units, +18.3%) and decreased in Germany (13,799 units, -4.7%).

Motorcycle registrations
Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 18.9% during the first two months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 99,363 motorcycles were registered between January and February 2016, against 83,573 during the same period of 2015. Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in most key European markets, including Italy (24,954 units, 29.5%), Spain (17,763 units, +29.1%), UK (9,641 units, 20.5%), Germany (12,709 units, +11%) and France (18,547 units, +4.4%).

Moped registrations
A total of 30,024 mopeds were registered during the first two months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 32,514 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 7.7%. Registrations increased in some of the key markets such as the Netherlands (7,813 units, +7.2%) and Italy (2,979 units, +2.3%). They decreased Spain (1,902 units, -7.1%) and France (9,687 units, -1.3%). Data for Germany is not available yet.