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Sales to individuals last year were among the worst hit, reflecting high unemployment, tight credit, and weak consumer confidence.
September 18, Shrugging off its domestic market downturn, Volkswagen continued to claw business from weaker rivals with a 1. ANFAC predicts sales this year will be around last year’s levels atEuropean car sales fell 9 percent in August for an 11th straight monthly decline led by Ford, GM and Fiat and mid-market brands bore the brunt of the slump in markets including Italy, France and Germany.
The size of the fall was lower compared with other months, suggesting the market might be starting to bottom out. General Motors, which is also preparing job cuts and an eventual factory closure in talks with unions at its Opel brand, saw total registrations drop 18 percent last month, matched by the sales decline at Italy’s Fiat. Madrid 2 ENE – Last year was one of the worst on record for the Spanish car industry, as an anemic economic recovery evaporated and already-giddy unemployment levels turned even higher.
The region recordedregistrations last month, the Brussels-based Association of European Automakers said, compared witha year earlier.
Automobile industry ends the year in reverse gear | In English | EL PAÍS
Sales to individuals accounted for only 48 percent of total purchases, compared with 60 percent in before the crisis broke. Sales in climbed 3. Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz eked out a sales growth of 0. Ford had the worst August among major automakers, with sales plunging 29 percent year-on-year. That was the lowest figure since the recession of when Spain’s population was only While PSA Peugeot Citroen registrations fell 12 percent and Renault tumbled 13 percent, led by the namesake brand’s 21 percent plunge, sales by Renault’s no-frills Ganam unit surged 16 percent.
Besides a handful of premium brands, the only winners in Europe’s tough sales environment are low-cost cars and relative newcomers such as South Korean affiliates Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors – whose combined registrations rose 3 percent last month.
Ford, GM, Fiat lead declines as Europe sales fall in August
With the exception of Spain, austerity-strapped markets worst hit by the debt crisis continued to suffer, with registrations contracting 20 percent in Italy and 11 percent in France, while British sales were little changed. Purchases in this segment dropped European registrations always hit a seasonal low in the biggest summer vacation month.
The Spanish economy is estimated to have contracted again in the last three months ofgahvam the government expecting weakness in activity to extend into this year. The only segments of the market that escaped the crisis were luxury cars sales of which climbed 83 percentsmall SUVs and people carriers.
Sales to car-hire firms rose 4.
The Wolfsburg-based group, 20111 aims for over 10 million global vehicle sales in to grab the world no. Sales for the first eight months fell 7 percent to 8.
Spanish sales rose 3.
Automobile industry ends the year in reverse gear
In December alone, new automobile purchases declined 3. German car sales, which had long resisted the European market collapse, shrank 4.
The car industry accounts for about 6 percent of Spain’s GDP and about 8.