Austria Automotive Sales Data & Trends


Austria is small but packs a big punch in the automotive market. It currently has Europe’s most diverse testing environment for autonomous driving, the world’s lightest and most efficient high-performance batteries for electromobility and the promotion of the use of artificial intelligence are among the focal points in Austria in the field of mobility.

The major players of Austria´s automotive industry are BMW, Fiat, General Motors (Saab), Magna, and MAN (utility vehicles). The growing significance of the sector enhances the international car companies’ willingness to invest to a remarkable extent. Every 9th job in Austria is associated with the automotive market so it is no surprise that Austrians love new cars themselves.

Here you will find annual car sales figures for Austria. These statistics are Total Market Volumes, which include passenger cars as well as light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

Since the late 1990s, the Austrian car market has been relatively steady, averaging around 340.000 annual sales, with no huge fluctuations, as growth and decline has been in the single digits for almost 2 decades. The market peaked in 2011 at almost 390.000 units, before dipping to below 335.000 in 2014 after three consecutive years of declines. Sales were back up since 2015 to peak again in 2017. LCV sales typically made up 8,5% of total car sales in Austria, but that increased to around 10% in recent years.

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Annual Vehicle Sales

Annual Vehicle Sales Chart

Data Source: ACEA