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WESTERN EUROPE
Car sales plunge to 18-year low
Just 11.8m new cars sold in 2012, thereís worse in store this year
Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:14:18 GMT
 

Slow 2012 car sales BMW snow Germany

Latest Acea compiled figures reveal a near 16% December car sales plunge, the steepest month-on-month drop for more than two years. Decemberís headlong dive, with sales plummeting between 14.6 and 22.9 per cent in all but one of the regionís main markets, cuts last yearís West European car sales to an 18-year low of just 11.8m units.

Despite strengthening headwinds on the domestic economic front, in both December and the whole of last year only Britainís seemingly unperturbed private buyers continued to defy the gloom enveloping all of Europeís other main car markets
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

EUROPEAN new CAR sales by MARKET:
West European new car sales by country DECEMBER 2012 v DECEMBER 2011
west European new car sales by country 2012 v 2011

WEST EUROPEAN new CAR sales by manufacturer and marque:
W. European new car sales by manufacturer and marque DEC 2012 v DEC 2011
W. European new car sales by manufacturer and marque 2012 v 2011

 

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