EU car sales up in 2017, despite late dip

Brussels – Last December saw demand for new passenger cars fall by nearly 5% compared to the same month in 2016, reversing a trail of positive market performance since April.

However, the decline was attributed mainly to the fact that December had one working-day less in 2017 than in the preceding year.

New passenger car registrations in the EU fell by 4.9%, totalling 1,088,498 units, according to the latest figures released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) 17 Jan.

Nearly all major EU markets contracted, except for…

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