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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
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

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