[Reuters]–According to data released by the British Automobile Manufacturers Association (SMMT) on the 5th, the number of new car registrations in June decreased by 24% from the previous year to 140,958 units, which is 26 in June since 1996. It was the lowest level in a year. It was reflected that the supply shortage of parts continued due to the restriction measures taken by China to prevent the infection of the new coronavirus.
The number of registered battery electric vehicles (BEVs) maintained an increase of 14.6%.
“Semiconductor shortages have a bigger impact on the new car market than last year’s lockdown,” said Mike Hoes, chairman of SMMT.
The UK car industry was originally plagued by a serious shortage of semiconductors, but is now in danger of rising domestic livelihood costs. Citizens keep their expenses down to necessities and refrain from purchasing high-priced items.
Last month, SMMT lowered its new car registration forecast for this year from the previous 1.89 million units to 1.72 million units.