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WESTERN EUROPE
May car sales frost
Gloom continues to grip car showrooms as May shows further drop in sales
Published: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 17:54:10 GMT
 

West European Car sales trend graph

Europeís slump-struck car market looks as far from genuine recovery as ever. Sales, which have shown promise of picking up this April, have faltered again last month, with new car sales slipping 5.7 per cent.

On the plus side, however, the marketís underlying rate of contraction shows first faint signs of slowing, but even that spirit boosting development, after closer scrutiny of May figures is flattered a great deal by yet another double-digit gain in the regionís trend-bucking British car market, where in pin-sharp contrast to all of mainland Europe, consumers are keeping up their spending habits with a 15th successive rise in new car sales. 

-5.7%
Fall in May passenger car sales in Western Europe


Without Britain, where May sales rose 11 per cent to pre-crisis levels, West Europeís May sales took a sobering 8.7 per cent tumble widening the sales shortfall after five months to close on 10 per cent...more
 


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EUROPEAN new CAR sales:
European new car sales by country MAY 2013 v MAY 2012
European new car sales by country 5-MONTHS 2013 v 5-MONTHS
 2012

W. European new car sales by manufacturer and marque MAY 2013 v MAY 2012
W. European new car sales by manufacturer and marque 5-MTHS
'13 v 5-MTHS '12

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