La Chamber of Automotive Commerce (CCA) reported that in May they were marketed in Argentina 97.226 used vehicles, a rise of the 25,01% compared to the same month of 2020 when they were sold 77.774 units. If we compare it with the month of April 2021, with a transaction of 128.481 units, the fall reaches the 24,33%.
In the first five months of the year they were sold 640.208 used cars, a rise of 36,54% compared to the same period of 2020 when they were marketed 468.874 units.
“May was the worst month in sales since 2005, which had 88.210 units sold, leaving aside the 2020 month of the pandemic. We come from months with strong ups and downs in the commercialization of used vehicles, within a complex economic context "Said Alejandro Lamas, secretary of the CAA.
“Until April the demand was maintained despite the fact that prices had not found a ceiling. But as of May the market was extremely unstable. We noticed that people were very cautious, despite the fact that the prices of used cars began to normalize and the terminals flooded the market with important discounts on their vehicles ”, He explained.
“The public stopped frequenting the sales rooms and telephone calls and inquiries through the different platforms dropped considerably. Demand became supply, but people preferred to stop shopping until it cleared up. In other words, I stop thinking about the car and worrying about its financial situation ”, the manager analyzed.
TOP 10 SELLING VEHICLES OF MAY 2021
1) VW Gol and Trend, 5.643
2) Chevrolet Corsa and Classic, 3.253
3) Toyota Hilux, 2.733
4) Renault Clio, 2.331
5) Ford Fiesta, 2.110
6) Fiat Palio, 1.964
7) Ford Ranger, 1.808
8) Ford Ka, 1.784
9) Ford EcoSport, 1.783
10) Ford Focus, 1.668