With yet another month left to the end of the year, and thanks chiefly to a renewed double-digit expansion in November, West Europe’s new cars sales to date have already reached the total sold here during the whole of 2014.
In consequence, after 12.1m sales during the eleven months to November, barring a continent gripped by heavy mid-to-late December snowfalls and extreme cold, AID forecasters now believe that this year's car sales total is almost guaranteed to touch the 13m level once more.
If it turns out that way, and the chances look real, it would be West Europe’s best annual car sales turnout since 2009.
And it would suggest that the region’s hard hit car market may be about to return to pre-crisis levels far earlier than previously feared.
Car sales in Western Europe increased for a 27th month in a row in November posting a markedly stronger than earlier expected 12.7 per cent increase from the same period last year.
All but one minor market posted a November increase.
Thanks to a continuing lively car sales expansion in 17 out of the 18 markets regularly monitored by AID, buoyed by yet another good car sales month in November, West Europe’s rejuvenated car now remains on track for the all-out best car sales year since 2009....more
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