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WESTERN EUROPE - April car sales slip 7.2%
Another month of poor sales - 7th fall in a row – says Europe’s car market is still deteriorating
Published:Fri, 18 May 2012 09:33:12 GMT

An already weak looking West European new car market sank deeper into the mire when sales fell for the seventh successive month in a row.

Acea compiled figures reveal that April sales fell 7.2 per cent, dragged down by slipping sales in most markets.

Only Germany, Switzerland and the UK reported a small single-digit rise in April sales.

Trendbucking sales from Škoda in April
Trendbucking sales from Škoda in April

New car sales in Western Europe fell by just over 7 per cent last month, continuing a poor start to the year.

The 7th successive fall in a row, with April sales falling well short of year earlier levels in the vast majority of markets, has widened the cumulative sales shortfall at the one-third stage to 7.9 per cent, with cumulative sales already trailing last year’s comparatively low levels in ten markets, including three of the region’s five major markets


West European new car sales by manufacturer and marque:
- april 2012 v april 2011
4-MONTHS 2012 v 4-MONTHS 2011

European new car sales by country:
- april 2012 v april 2011
- 4-MONTHS 2012 v 4-MONTHS 2011



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