Car self-registrations fall due to the lack of supply of vehicles

  • They fell by 48.8% compared to the same month of 2020 and in the accumulated of the year they continue to represent more than 10% of the market.

The tactical registrations, which contemplate operations of ‘km zero’, models intended for export, self-registration and brand fleets for internal use, stood at 6,213 units last October, which represents a sharp decline of 48.8% in the comparison with said month of 2020.

According to data from the consulting firm MSI, this type of operation accounted for 8.9% of all car registrations in Spain in October, a figure lower than usual, which is usually above 10%. Thus, in Spain 69,557 cars were registered throughout the tenth month of the current year, which translates into a 23.45% decrease compared to the records posted in the preceding year.

Stock decrease

Industry sources explained that this decrease in volume and weight of self-registrations over the whole market is consequence of the global shortage of semiconductors, which has caused vehicle production stoppages and lack of stock at dealerships.

In the first ten months of the year, tactical registrations increased their penetration to 10.4% in the market as a whole, with a volume of 87,287 units (-12.9%). Total sales rose 5.28% to 837,699 units.

Stellantis’s role

Regarding the brands that most used this formula in October, those belonging to the Stellantis group (a union of PSA and FCA) took the cake, Peugeot It was the firm that concentrated the highest percentage of tactical registrations over all of its sales, with 13.6% and 848 units (-43.01%), compared to total deliveries of 7,171 units.

From behind stood Citroën, which also exceeded the threshold of 10% of registrations (10.77%), with a total of 669 tactical registrations, 41% less, on the 4,494 units sold in Spain in October.

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The third place went to the Italian Fiat, with 550 units concentrated in the tactical channel, a 148% year-on-year increase. The firm sold a total of 2,089 cars in Spain last month, 37% less.

In the first ten months of the year, Peugeot and Citroën they were also the only two teachings that exceeded the 10% quota on all its deliveries, with 11.3% and 10.85%, respectively.

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