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Greece 2020. Toyota resisting (-49.7%) in market down 65.5% in May

Greek Cars Market in May 2020 reported just a moderate recovery after April’s stop, despite the country was much less impacted by Covid-19 than other European countries. Indeed, 4.640 units were sold in May (-65.5%), leading Year to Date sales to 27.661 (-46.1%). Fiat crumbled 93%.Greek Car Market in MayAfter a 42-day lockdown, Greece began to gradually lift restrictions on movement and to restart business activity. As a result, the car market was able to register a sign of revival in May after the complete halt in April. However, the recovery was small considering that Greece was relatively less impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic, compared to other neighbouring countries.Indeed, 4.640 units were sold in May (-65.5%), leading Year to Date sales to 27.661 (-46.1%).Bran-wise, Toyota kept performing better that the market in May – losing 49.7% – while Audi registered the greatest gain in the Top 10. Fiat crumbled 93%.Post Covid19 Market TrendIn order to counter the spread of the Coronavirus, several European countries imposed restriction measures of various degrees. Indeed, in March the Greek Government introduced stricter regulations, starting from March 10 with national school closures in affected areas, followed by retail closures on March 16 and eventually a national lockdown from March 23.As a result, the Greek car market has plummeted 60.7% in March with 3.743 units sold, ending the Q1 at 21.390 (-18.6%).In April, the car market froze (-79.7%) with 2.433 units sold as strictest restriction measures have been held thought the entire month.Medium Terms Market TrendGreek vehicles market was recovering after the sharp fall reported during the harsh 2008-2010 financial crisis and, since 2012, the car passenger’s segment improved substantially. In 2018, the market grew from 58.480 in 2012 to 103.436, and in 2019 signed the 7th consecutive year of growth. Indeed, Total sales in 2019 have been 114.109, growing in double-digits (+10.3%).In the first two months of 2020, according to data released by the Association of Motor Vehicle Importers Representatives, the market held a positive tone, with Year to Date February sales at 17.647 (+5.2%).Tables with sales figuresIn the tables below we report sales for all Brands, top 10 Manufacturers Group and top 10 Models.This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.

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