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WESTERN EUROPE
 AID EXCLUSIVE 
Burst of bright July sunshine – 
West Europe’s July car market 

Published: Tue, 11th Aug 2015 10:39:19 GMT
 

European Car Sales totals July 2015

AID compiled figures reveal that the second half of 2015 is off to a great start. 

July’s car sales beat last year’s comparative levels by 9 per cent, helped by higher sales in all of the region’s main markets and in particular by a stronger than expected 7.4 per cent jump in Germany, Europe’s biggest overall market. 

As barometers of sentiment go, with no heat lost in July and further signs of favourable tailwinds on the economic front, the region’s gradually recovering mass carmakers may also be treated to a good second half

Proving once more why West Europe’s new car market has again moved into focus, July saw the 23rd successive monthly rise in a row and July’s 9 per cent gain against the same month last year was the third best car sales gain this year. 

The year to date also makes a good story.

Provisional AID compiled statistics show that July’s upturn helped lift sales for the first seven months of the year to 8m, an increase of 8.3 per cent on the same period of 2014. 

Of the 18 West European markets regularly monitored by AID’s trend watchers, only Greece and Luxembourg did not record a July increase. 

Only small markets such as Austria (-1.5%), Finland (-2.1%) and tiny Luxembourg (-5.1%) did not report a rise. 

Barring the unpredictable, and already more than halfway through the current year, this year’s notably livelier than feared West European new car sales could conceivably touch the 13 million level once more, which has been the annualised sales rate during this year’s first seven months
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