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UNITED KINGDOM
Hey big spender
UKís unwavering solo move to pre-crisis annual car sales levels
Published: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:41:02 GMT
 

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A great many factors have contributed to this slightly faster than earlier feared rebound in European new car sales but one stands out more than most: the unwavering strong comeback of the UKís car market, where sales, following a 22nd month of unbroken recovery growth have bounced back to pre-crisis levels. 

The UK, as a consequence, stands out as last yearís most powerful car sales locomotive in the region.

23.7%
UKís December car sales surge


Last month, a case in point, saw a bullish 23.7 per cent jump in UK car sales. 

The near one quarter jump in December sales helped elevate Britainís full year 2013 car sales to 2.26 million units, nearly matching the 2.3 million new cars still sold in the UK in pre-crisis 2006 - a further sign that Britainís car market is first in the region to regain pre-crisis levels. 

In pin-sharp contrast, last yearís data also contains the uncomfortable fact that growth in all of the regionís other main markets still has a great deal further to run before pre-crisis levels are reached again
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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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