Spanish new-car sales fell 12 percent in November compared with 2020, according to industry group ANFAC, as automakers continued to struggle with the semiconductor shortage and the economic effect of the pandemic.
There were 66,399 registrations for the month, ANFAC said. That figure is 29 percent below the pre-pandemic level of 2019, and it comes after a 21 percent drop in October.
Registrations to private customers fell by 11 percent to 34,436, while business sales declined 12 percent to 28,733. Sales to rental companies dropped by 23 percent to 3,230.
A number of brands recorded gains, including Hyundai (up 25 percent), Citroen (12 percent), Toyota (11 percent) and Kia (8.7 percent).