2 908 passenger cars were deregistered after a registration period of one day in the first quarter of 2021. Compared to the same quarter last year, when 2 462 passenger cars were registered for one day, one-day registrations increased by 18.1%. The increase in one-day car registrations compared to the same quarter of the previous year is solely due to the growth in March 2021, in which an increase of 243.5% was recorded compared to the same month of the previous year. In January (‑44.2%) and February (‑33.8%) 2021, fewer cars were registered for one day than in the corresponding months of the previous year.
In March 2021, the inflation rate was 2.0% (February 2021: 1.2%), reaching the highest value since February 2020 (+2.2%). Mainly responsible for this were fuel and heating oil prices, which turned out to be price drivers due to their significant low price levels in March 2020 (base effect). Housing, water and energy (+2.9% compared to March 2020) remained the most important price driver.
About one forth more used passenger cars in first quarter 2021; registrations of used two-wheelers also recorded significant increases
In the first quarter of 2021, 214 133 used passenger cars were registered, 24.2% more than in the same period of the previous year. Compared to the corresponding pre-crisis period of 2019, the increase was 3.6%. In January 2021, a decrease (‑19.5%) was observed, while used passenger car registrations developed positively in February (+6.2%) and particulary in March (+131.7%).
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