Sales of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles worldwide fell by 24.6% in April 2022 compared to the same month of the previous year. This is evidenced by data from LMC Automotive.

In April, 67 million new passenger cars were sold worldwide. Among the regions, the market leader in terms of sales over the past month was North America, where 1 million 246 thousand cars were sold.

China lost its leadership, deliveries of new cars to China for the month amounted to 1 million 157 thousand units. Compared to April 2021, auto sales in China fell by 45%. This drop is due to the tightening of restrictive measures in connection with the new outbreak of COVID-19. More than 20% of dealerships are temporarily closed in the country.

Among other factors that negatively affect the market, experts highlight the continuing problems with the supply of semiconductor components. It is noted that this problem has worsened after the start …

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