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GERMANY
Spring in the air
Optimism strengthens as March shows further German car sales rise
Published: Thu, 17 April 2014 13:10:07 GMT
 

German number plate rear Mercedes GLK Berlin spring 2014

After four successive months of unbroken growth, with monthly car registration gains generally hovering around the five per cent level, only a downright pessimist would contradict the now widely shared view that in Germany too spring has at long last made its presence felt. To no one’s surprise, today’s unwaveringly trendy SUV-Crossovers have again made a big splash on this year’s expansionary German car sales scene

Whichever way the latest string of car sales figures are looked at, Germany’s 2014 car sales season got off to a good start. 

It wasn’t just the 5.4 per cent car sales gain seen this March, or for this matter February’s 4.3 per cent advance that added to growing evidence of a budding car sales spring. March marked the fourth consecutive month of car sales gains. 

5.4%
Germany's car sales gain in March


That follows a year that saw eight months of ebbing sales, eventually cutting Germany’s full year car sales total to less than 3 million for only the second time since German unification.

Apart from a fourth successive month of higher sales, there is more evidence that Germany’s consumers have finally thrown off their sulks and now appear ready once again to open their tightly held wallets
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

GERMANY new CAR sales:

by manufacturer and marque
MARCH 2014 v MARCH 2013
3-MONTHS 2014 v 3-MONTHS 2013

by SECTOR
MARCH 2014 v MARCH 2013
3-MONTHS 2014 v 3-MONTHS 2013

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