New cars: sales price increased 18% in 12 months

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The price of new cars has risen steadily over the past two years. In fact, over the past 12 months, the increase has reached 18%. What is the reason for this increase in the average selling price? Sentences ? What do we expect in the coming months? Answers with LeLynx.fr.

The price of new cars is rising more and more

According to a study conducted byArgusthey cars prices the new a plus 19,800 euros to 26,800 euros between 2010 and 2020. A fairly large increase has continued over the past two years: in fact, according to Olivier Hanol of strategy consultancy Roland Berger, the average selling price new cars increased rate 18% in the past 12 months.

Besides, that’s it Car marketnew likeChancefacing an increase. echo Report the words of Flavian Novi, Director of the Setelm Observatory, and Haykal for Studies and Economic Intelligence:

Since 2001, it has moved twice as fast as the rate of inflation, and at least four times faster than average household income.

Reasons for rising new car prices

this is price increase It goes back to various reasons. In fact, over the past two years, car manufacturers It faces many problems:

  • Semiconductor shortage
  • Rising prices of raw materials.
  • Logistical problems related to the war in Ukraine.

Added to this isEnergy price increase. echo Report the words of Alexander Marian, managing director of financial advisory firm AlixPartners:

Certainly, companies in the sector do not pay the spot price for electricity or natural gas: most have fairly long-term contracts. But according to our index, since 2019 the prices of manufacturers have increased by 67% for electricity and 130% for gas. It is huge, and it will eventually be carried over, in the prices of raw materials and those of car assembly.

switch to electric cars It also has an effect on this price increase. In fact, the latter is about 30% more expensive than cars that run fuel.

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