In the first three months of this year, there was a rapid demand for used cars. The two-wheeled and cultivator fans were especially eager to buy.
In the first quarter of 2021, 214,133 used cars were registered, an increase of 24.2 percent over the same period of the previous year. Compared to the start of 2019, the increase is 3.6%. The turbo was put into operation in March. While there was a drop of nearly 20 percent in January 2021, the increase was good of six percent in February and up to 132 percent in March.
Two-wheeled fans and farmers are especially in the mood to buy
The Austrian Statistics Authority announced the data on Friday. Both diesel cars (share: 60 percent; plus 21.5 percent) and gasoline cars (36.2 percent; plus 22.8 percent) recorded more registrations than in the first quarter of 2020. BMW cars were And Mercedes and Skoda are especially in demand. Alternatively operated cars achieved 3.8 percent of all used car registrations and thus increased by 135 percent.
Overall, there was a 29.9 percent increase to 263,489 records in the used car market. Farmers were particularly keen to buy, with tractors increasing by 51.7 percent. Semi-trailer tractors, which are important in truck transportation, grew 5.2 percent. The increase was especially pronounced for motorcycles, by 126.5 percent.