Powered 2 and 3-wheeler registrations up by 5.5% in June 2016

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A total of 679,777 powered-two and three-wheelers were registered during the first six months of 2016 in the EU. This represents an increase of 5.5% compared to the 644,474 vehicles registered during the same period of 2015.

Registrations performed positively in key European markets, including Italy (129,616 units, +14.2%), Spain (80,878 units, +12.2%), UK (66,007 units, +7.4%), Germany (100,749 units, +4.2%) and France (128,182 units, +0.6%).

Motorcycle registrations
Cumulative motorcycle registrations grew by 8.1% during the first six months of 2016 on a year-on year basis. A total of 544,870 motorcycles were registered between January and June 2016, against 504,162 during the same period of 2015. Year-on-year motorcycle registrations increased in the largest European markets, including Italy (116,985 units, +15.9%), Spain (73,323 units, +13.5%), UK (61,859 units, +8.3%), Germany (100,749 units, +4.2%) and France (89,153 units, +1.7%).

Moped registrations
A total of 134,907 mopeds were registered during the first six months of 2016 in the EU, whilst 140,312 had been registered during the same period of 2015. This represents a decrease of 3.9%. Moped registrations increased in the Netherlands (34,139 units, +4.2%) and Italy (12,631 units, +0.4%). They decreased in Austria (7,873 units, -1.1%), France (39,029 units, -1.8%) and Poland (12,515 units, -21.4%)

Annick Roetynck

Annick is the Manager of LEVA-EU, with decades of experience in two-wheeled and light electric mobility.

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