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WESTERN EUROPE
First flickers of light on horizon - September sales
Even Europeís worst hit markets now bouncing off the bottom
Published: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:21:00 GMT
 

Spanish SEAT car production Exeo

If ever proof was needed that West Europeís new car market was finally on the mend, it is surely that Greece, the most battered and bruised market in the eurozone, saw a rise in September new car sales.

Undoubtedly most encouraging for the autoindustry, and yet another sign that the continentís longest and deepest car sales famine for decades may be about to give way to at least a moderate and sustainable recovery, September sales were up on a year ago in some of the regionís hardest struck car markets.

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Spanish government's car scrappage incentive


A case in point, September sales in Spain, Portugal and Ireland topped last yearís same month level by a respective 28.8, 15.6 and 28 per cent. 

However, Spainís hot September car sales streak was due at least partly to one extra working day and the reintroduction of scrappage incentives for all those willing to scrap a car ten years and older in exchange for a new lower emission one
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

EUROPEAN new CAR sales:

by country
SEPTEMBER 2013 v SEPTEMBER
2012
9-MONTHS 2013 v 9-MONTHS 2012

WEST EUROPEAN new CAR sales:

by manufacturer and marque
SEPTEMBER 2013 v SEPTEMBER 2012
9-MONTHS 2013 v 9-MONTHS 2012
      

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