Portugal has once again become the European Union (EU) country registering the highest increase in car sales.
According to data from the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA), a total of 18,343 new cars were sold in Portugal in May – a 33.1% increase compared to the same period last year.
Further data shows that nearly 80,000 cars were sold in Portugal between January and May, which represents a 32.5% increase compared to May 2014.
Only Iceland registered a bigger boost in sales (40.7%).
In terms of the EU, car sales increased for the 21st consecutive month in May.
Over 1.1 million cars were sold, accounting for a 1.3% increase compared to May last year.
Besides Portugal, car sales also went up in the Czech Republic (17.6%), Spain (14%), Poland (11%) and Italy (10.8%), but dropped in Germany (-6,7%) and France (-3.5%).