European car sales fell 5% in August compared to the same month last year according to the European Auto Manufacturers’ Association (EAMA). The figures relate to the 27 countries in the European Union plus those in the European Free Trade Association.
653,872 new cars were registered in August. The UK was the only major market to show growth, up 10.5%. France’s Peugeot saw the biggest decline, sales fell 18%, while Europe’s biggest car maker, Volkswagen saw an 11% fall in sales and BMW posted a 9.9% rise in August.
For the first 8 months of the year 7.84 million cars have been registered, the lowest figure for January to August since the EAMA started to collect figures in 1990.
Full article here: BBC News – European car sales drop 5% in August
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