In Catalonia, 19,153 second-hand cars were sold in April, 17.6% less than in the same month of 2021. The national market fell by 17.3%. In the first four months, 82,034 units have been transferred, 6.28% less than in the same period of 2021. The national average sharpens the declines by 5.3%.
Barcelona, with 12,950 passenger cars and a drop of 14.2%, had the best performance in the community compared to the same month of 2021 and Girona the worst, with a drop of 22.83% and 2,194 units transferred.
Last April, 134,005 second-hand cars were sold in Spain, which represents a drop of 17.3% compared to the same month of 2021. In the first four months, 586,574 units have been transferred and the market accumulates a drop of 5.3% .
By marketing channels, the buying and selling are the ones that better resist the decline thanks to the guarantees they offer to the customer. In the month they sold 23,456 passenger cars, a drop of 14.9% compared to 17.3% for the market as a whole. In the year they remain at zero, compared to the 5.3% drop in the market as a whole.
Regarding engines, 77,961 diesel cars were sold last month, 58.2% of the total, with a decrease of 18.7% compared to 2021. Gasoline cars fell by 19.1% with a sale of 48,364 cars. and a share of 36%. The electric ones, with 1,125 sales in the month, account for 0.84%, and increase 64.2% compared to April 2021.
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The Community of Madrid is the only one where second-hand car sales rose in the month, by 13.6%. Of the rest, Navarra registered the smallest decrease, 6.6%, and Extremadura the largest, 39.1%.
“The second-hand market consolidates the strong falls and already adds a decrease of 5% compared to last year. From Ancove we show our concern about the evolution of sales, heavily burdened by the lack of cars and, especially, by the increase in fuel. We believe that the reduction of 0.20 cents has been insufficient given the sharp increase in price in recent weeks. With this perspective, we expect the year to end with a 1% drop in sales of second-hand cars”, declares Eric Iglesias, Ancove’s CEO.