August car registrations dropped 11% in France

Article by Anita Panait, on September 3, 2013

Car registrations in France declined by 11 percent in August to 85,565 units in August 2013, with carmakers Volkswagen, Ford Motor Co. and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen posting the steepest drops. According to France's CCFA industry group, August was a slow holiday month from which it is more difficult to extrapolate trends.

CCFA said that vehicle sales in the first eight months of 2013 dropped 10-percent, but reiterated its full-year expectations of a dive of 8 percent. CCFA spokesman Francois Roudier said that the months of September and October will be critical, adding that while August is always a thin month, sales results for this year is “particularly low." Volkswagen Group suffered the largest monthly sales drop in France at 24 percent, due mostly to a weaker sales at its core brand. Also succumbing to poor sales in France are Ford and PSA, posting respective declines of 19 percent and 17 percent.

Logging a huge decline in France for August is the Mercedes-Benz brand, with just 1,927 vehicles registered in the month, reflecting a refusal by the French government to ban registrations of a number of models that still feature a banned refrigerant. A court, however, has issued an injunction on the ban.

American carmaker General Motors resisted poor sales in the country as it was able to post a 16-percent jump in sales, attributable to the strong performance of its Chevrolet brand that logged a 10-percent surge to 2,429 car vehicles. Likewise resisting the downward trend in sales in France are Italian carmaker Fiat, which also posted a 10-percent gain, and local company Renault, which recorded a 2-percent gain.

Topics: sales, france

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