Last month, 25.601 new passenger cars were registered in the Netherlands, or 72,5 percent more than in May 2020. In the first five months of this year, 130.061 new cars left the showrooms, which is 2,4 percent less than in the same period last year. this is apparent from the official figures of BOVAG, RAI Association and RDC. Car sales are slowly crawling out of the deep trough caused by the corona crisis. 

Now that the showrooms of car companies are fully open again, economic confidence is increasing and production at manufacturers and associated logistics have resumed smoothly compared to last year, deliveries to end customers are also steadily increasing. Compared to the months of January to May 2019, 30 percent fewer new cars were registered this year. BOVAG and RAI Association expect a total of 400.000 registrations in 2021, compared to 356.000 last year. The global chip shortage in the car industry could also seriously hinder the market recovery, as this problem is already causing delivery problems for some brands.

The most registered brands last month were: KIA with 2.262 registrations and 8,8 percent market share. Skoda with 2.176 registrations and 8,5 percent market share. Volkswagen with 2.155 registrations and 8,4 percent market share. Toyota with 1.860 registrations and 7,3 percent market share. And at number five Peugeot with 1.632 registrations and 6,4 percent market share.

The most registered models last month were: Volvo XC40 with 940 registrations and 3,7 percent market share. Skoda Enyaq IV with 847 registrations and 3,3 percent market share. Toyota Yaris with 706 registrations and 2,8 percent market share. KIA Niro with 702 registrations and 2,7 percent market share. And at number five is the KIA Picanto with 654 registrations and 2,6 percent market share, according to BOVAG.

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