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WESTERN EUROPE
Strong December points to strengthening West European car sales recovery
December car sales rate was the best of the year, cutting last year’s sales shortfall to just 1.9%
Published: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:45:10 GMT
 

Mercedes dealership Berlin A-Class 2013

The initial misfire and splutter still heard last autumn from Europe’s only recently restarted car sales motor appears to have given way to the steady and healthier sounding beat of an engine finally firing on all cylinders. 

That at least is the upbeat message from December’s comparatively strong 12.7 per cent rise in West Europe’s car sales, suddenly painting a notably rosier picture for this and next year’s European car
sales prospects. 

12.7%
West Europe’s car market growth in December


West Europe’s strong December car sales gain, the fourth rise in four months and the first double-digit
regional car sales gain since March 2010, shines light on the strengthening green shoots across most of Europe’s previously arid automotive landscape
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

EUROPEAN new CAR sales:

by country
DECEMBER 2013 v DECEMBER
2012
FULL YEAR 2013 v FULL YEAR 2012

WEST EUROPEAN new CAR sales:

by manufacturer and marque
DECEMBER 2013 v DECEMBER 2012
12-MONTHS 2013 v 12-MONTHS 2012
   

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