Heat waves in the summer of 2015 helped clear up all RAC inventories across Europe. Almost all RAC manufacturers entered 2016 with very positive situations in the market.
In early 2016, RAC distributors in Europe stocked up to welcome the beginning of the peak sales period. In April 2016, Southern Europe, Russia, and Turkey had got off to a good start in the market. Italy and Spain saw strong market demand, and Germany and Northern France also embraced strong year-on-year sales growth.
RAC sales in Europe were positive but not booming in the summer of 2016, and the sales volume from July to September was flat year on year.
Overall, RAC grew 12.2% year on year to about 5.7 million units in 2016.