Registrations of new cars rose by 5.4% in September, recovering from an August skid, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA: Association des Constructeurs Europeens d'Áutomobiles) announced Wednesday. However, car sales last month were still at the second lowest level for the month of September in over 10 years, according to ACEA.
Sales rose sharply in Spain, up by 28.5% compared with September 2012, to be followed by Ireland where 27.9% more cars were bought, and Portugal with 15.9% higher sales.
In September, demand for new cars in the EU* was
up 5.4%, amounting to 1,159,066 units, from the record low volumes registered in
September 2012**. The month counted on average one more working day across the
EU this year, compared to the last. From January to September, new car
registrations declined by 3.9%, compared to the first nine months of 2012, with
a total of 9,000,629 vehicles.
Tables (models/brands etc; pdf)
* EU27, data for Malta unavailable
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