New-vehicle sales in Spain declined 8.3 percent in June to 130,519, according to the industry association ANFAC. More than one in four registrations occurred in the final two days of the month.
Demand from private customers fell 18 percent to 50,408 units, while registrations by companies declined 6.8 percent to 39,139. Sales to rental companies were up 5 percent to 40,972.
Last month had one less selling day than June 2018.
“Approximately 35,000 registrations, more than 25 percent of the total, took place in the last two days of the month,” said Marta Blazquez, executive vice president of the dealer association FACONAUTO. “Many of them were self-registrations by dealers, who resorted to this unusual self-registration level to counter the market fall.”
Sales of diesel vehicles dropped 33 percent to 33,792 with a 25.9 percent market share, the lowest in 2019. The diesel share was 35.5 percent in June 2018 and 28.3 percent in May 2019.
Sales of gasoline cars were up 3.1 percent to 82,728 for a 63.4 percent share, up from 56.4 percent a year ago.
Sales of all electrified cars — full electric and hybrid — plus vehicles powered by liquefied petroleum gas and compressed natural gas grew 20 percent to 13,999 units and claimed a 10.7 percent market share, up from 6.6 percent in June 2018.
Sales of full-electric cars jumped 217 percent to 1,174 and took a 0.9 percent share.
First-half sales in Spain are down 5.7 percent to 692,472.