As January progresses, data from 2022 car sales One of the worst years in recent history. Many countries have recorded figures that have not been seen for decades.
The market in Spain closed with Sal 813,396 units nominated, which meant a 5.4% less than in 2021. In global terms, they were the worst numbers in the last nine years. This confirms a downtrend, but is hedged within what is possible compared to other countries in the world.
And it’s not necessary to look far, because one of the most devastating examples has been France, trade with neighboring countries 1,529,000 new cars In 2022, that meant an 8% drop in sales.
It positions itself in the French market Lowest figure in last 50 years. You have to go back to 1974, when the consequences of the oil crisis were being experienced, to find worse figures: 1,524,000 cars were registered that year.
Same path followed by data in Japanwho has registered the sale of his car lowest in last 45 years, they happened 4,201,321 registrationsMeans 5.6% less than in 2021.
Last time the Japanese market was in a similar situation, although it was slightly better, it was in 2011when sales stalled 4,210,219 units. At the time, this was due to the circumstances created by a major earthquake that shook the east of the country.
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Another example of a bad year that was 2022, although in a row very similar to the Spanish market, is America. expected sales between 13.7 and 13.9 million cars, which represents a decrease in registrations of between 8% and 9%. it is about lowest figures for the country since 2011, When the economy was still recovering from the 2008 crisis.
reasons must be sought in covid results, As the industry still suffers from shortage of materials, mainly chips and semiconductors, which is causing delays in deliveries.
In addition, inflation is driving up vehicle prices and economic conditions limit the purchasing power of a large segment of the population.