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WESTERN EUROPE
Off to a good start in January
Europe starts 2014 car sales year with glass half full – West Europe’s January car sales edge up 4.6%
Published: Mon, 10 February 2014 11:02:00 GMT
 

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Improved January car sales data says that Europe’s car recovery growth, which only started late last year, is continuing. 

New car sales in Western Europe rose by 4.6 per cent to 897,000 last month as recovery growth spread to most markets, according to AID’s own compiled figures. 

Just five of the 17 countries regularly tracked by AID failed to match last year’s January turnout. 

Without exception, compared with the same month a year earlier, last month’s car sales were up in all major markets.

+4.6%
January rise in new car sales in Western Europe compared to same month last year


West Europe’s car sales rose in January for a fifth consecutive month and by broad consensus are expected to rise overall in the current year. 

A sign that the region’s gradually strengthening consumer sentiment, low interest rates and mouthwatering offers from desperate carmakers finally got West Europe’s car sales motoring again.

AID compiled figures show that it wasn’t exactly a flying start into this year’s car sales race. 

On the bright side though January’s sales still topped last year’s same month level by an all round encouraging 4.6 per cent, with sales beating last year’s poor January levels in the vast majority of markets
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

EUROPEAN new CAR sales:

by country
JANUARY 2014 v JANUARY
2013

WEST EUROPEAN new CAR sales:

by manufacturer and marque
JANUARY 2014 v JANUARY 2013    


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