New motorcycle registrations in the five largest European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Great Britain) continue to grow. In the first quarter of 2022, 14.6% (226,793 units) more engines were registered than in the same period in 2021. This is according to figures recently released by ACEM.
Most major European countries made gains in the first three months of 2022. Great Britain was up 56.4% (27,807 engines), Germany was up 30.4% (54,106 units), Spain 16.3% (38,922 units). units) and France 2.3% (45,702 units). The Italian market remained stable in the first quarter with 60,256 units (-0.4%).
Despite the current logistical problems and the worldwide shortage of raw materials, partly as a result of the corona pandemic, the European market remains strong. However, ACEM has noted on the basis of the first figures from April that there is a slight decline in some markets due to the lack of chips and delays in supply, which means that some models are taking longer to arrive. Sales in the coming months could also be impacted, positively or negatively, by rising fuel prices and the general economic situation in Europe.
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