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EU car registrations continue to rise in Dec

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 18/01/2017 (13:50)
The data from the European Auto Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) showed that new passenger car registrations continued to rise in December for the second month in a row. On a yearly basis, registrations were up 3% to reach 1,143,653 units. Although the growth in December was slower than 5.8% of November, it was the highest December number recorded so far.

Across the region, the largest increase was seen in Italy (13.1%), followed by Spain (9.3%), France (5.8%) and Germany (3.7%).

Meanwhile, new passenger car sales for the full 2016 increased by 6.8% on the year to reach 14,641,356 units. Among the major markets, Italy posted the biggest growth (15.8%) in 2016, followed by Spain (10.9%), France (5.1%), Germany (4.5%) and the UK (2.3%).
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