EU car registrations for 2009 down by 1.6%

ERJ staff report (DS)

Brussels — Following a marked decline in the second half of 2008 and the first half of 2009, European new car registrations picked up in the second half of last year, largely due to the impact of fleet renewal schemes in a number of major markets. In total, 14,481,545 new cars were registered in 2009; 1.6% less than in 2008 and 9.5% less than in 2007.

In December 2009, demand for new cars rose by 16.0%, mounting to 1,074,438 units compared…

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