Car market growth: longest periods in the United Kingdom (UK) 1982-2015

This statistic shows the five leading periods of growth in the United Kingdom automotive market since 1959. The earliest period of extended car market growth was between August 1962 and April 1964, a period of 21 months. The most recent period started in March 2012, and in September 2015, 43 months later, the market was still growing. Growth in the car market ended in October 2015, when a decline in passenger vehicle sales was observed.

Longest periods of growth in the United Kingdom (UK) car market industry between August 1962 and September 2015

Period of growthConsecutive months of growth
March 2012 - September 201543
May 1987 - June 198926
August 1962 - April 196421
October 2000 - May 200220
October 1982 - December 198315
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Source

Release date

October 2015

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

August 1962 to September 2015

Supplementary notes

The original source can be found here.

The source data goes back to 1959.

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