Where car sales immediately after the coronanedlukningen of Denmark took a drastic dive, sales are now on the way up again, and the automobile industry can again trace the optimism.
New figures from the Bilstatistik.dk shows that in the three weeks from 16. march 5. april was sold 28,4 percent fewer used cars to private individuals than it did in the same period last year, was subsequently - from the 6. april to 10. may - sold only 8,1 percent fewer cars than the year before.
In the same period, the number of visitors to the website of one of Denmark's largest bilhuse, Bjarne Nielsen Group, which includes 11 bilhuse including The House in Silkeborg, denmark, has also increased significantly, and here approaching the particular brugtvognssalget the normal level, with rapid steps.
This was stated by Bjarne Nielsen Group in a press release.
- In the first weeks after coronakrisen, we experienced a significant decline in car sales, but it is clear that, immediately after the prime minister at the beginning of april began to talk about the re-opening, something happened to the optimism. And through the recent weeks, it seems that the trend has taken hold, so that we are seeing improved sales from week to week, which is approaching what we had in week 10 and 11, before the epidemic broke out, says Bjarne Nielsen, who is the director in Bjarne Nielsen Group.
the Figures from the Bilstatistik.dk also shows that in particular the sale of newer used cars, which is between three and five years old, relatively quickly, are come on the right way after a bad period, since Covid-19 broke out. In the three weeks from 16. march 5. april were sold 32.4 percent fewer second-hand cars in this category, compared to the same period last year. In the following weeks from 6. april to 10. may, is there for comparison only sold 6 percent fewer than the year before.
- When we look at the figures from our eleven bilhuse, there are actually good sales again. In this time, which for many people is characterised by a degree of uncertainty, it has been shown that car buyers greatly choose the newer brugtvogne, especially the three - to five-year, where you get a lot for your money, explains Bjarne Nielsen.
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At the auto industry, Denmark is the positive trends have also been noticed.
It was clear, as Denmark closed down in the middle of march, that we looked into in a sharp slowdown in car sales. As Denmark has gradually opened up again, we see a great sale among the used cars. There are of course shades in which some retailers, brands and vintages stand out, but overall, the development is positive news for the industry, says Gitte Seeberg, who is the ceo in the auto industry Denmark.
As Extra the Blade previously told also Save the North and Bilbasen in cooperation looked at how coronakrisen hit car sales.
Here, the conclusion was also that the used cars came more into the heat of consumers in relation to the normal.
According to the chief economist at Spar Nord, Jens Nyholm, it is natural that the market for used cars is stronger than for new cars in times of crisis.
- We saw the same picture during the financial crisis, and it is due to the danes being even more cautious in their car purchases during such periods. A car is a big investment for most people, and in uncertain times, the weight of the good trading therefore even higher than normal, " said Jens Nyholm in this context.
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