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WESTERN EUROPE
Burst of spring sunshine for Europe’s fast-melting 
car market 

March’s near 11 per cent car sales gain shines light on Europe’s notably faster than feared recovery

Published: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:37:55 GMT

West European car sales March 2015 Corsa Twingo

If this year’s notably faster start is any guide, this year’s West European car market will confound most earlier gloomy predictions by ending in much better shape than earlier feared. March’s near 11 per cent car sales gain shines light on Europe’s notably faster than feared recovery, according to provisional car sales numbers for the 17 countries regularly monitored by AID every month

The upbeat nature of last month’s turnout is driven home by AID compiled figures showing that with the single exception of the Netherlands, March car sales were well up in all of the region’s remaining 16 markets. 

There’s more encouraging news. 

In March, all of the region’s previously hardest hit markets such as Italy, Spain, Ireland and even Greece posted double-digit car sales gains. 

Battered car market grows at fastest rate since December 2013 

AID believes that the all-round positive omen for this year’s ultimate eventual turnout is underlined further by a whopping 41.5 per cent March sales gain in Portugal, which ranked among the hardest-hit countries in the eurozone.

+10.9%
West Europe’s March car sales increase over same period last year


Carmakers doubtless felt a great deal of satisfaction this week after provisional AID statistics confirmed that last month West Europe’s previously battered car market had grown at the fastest rate since December 2013. 

The robust 10.9 per cent jump in West Europe’s March car sales was only the second double-digit rise in 15 months and the 19th successive month of unbroken recovery growth
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

EUROPEAN new CAR sales:
by country
MARCH 2015 V MaRCH 2014
3-MOnths 2015 v 3-Months 2014


WEST EUROPEAN new CAR sales:
by manufacturer and marque
MARCH 2015 V MaRCH 2014
3-MOnths 2015 v 3-Months 2014


 


 

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