French new car sales brake in September

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PARIS, Oct 1 (AFP) - New car registrations in France fell 0.7 percent in September from the same month in 2003 to 154,379 vehicles, after a 2.8-percent increase in August, the CCFA manufacturer's association said Friday.

PARIS, Oct 1 (AFP) - New car registrations in France fell 0.7 percent in September from the same month in 2003 to 154,379 vehicles, after a 2.8-percent increase in August, the CCFA manufacturer's association said Friday.  

"Coming out of a contrasted and calm summer period, the French automobile market has regained a nearly stable position," the association said in a statement.  

"By the end of the year, (the market) should gain from the impact of recently launched models and upcoming launches," it added.  

In September Renault's new car registrations fell by 4.1 percent over the period, after a 14.6-percent jump in August, while Peugeot brand registrations declined 1.0 percent, compared with a 5.4-percent slide the previous month.  

Over the first nine months of the year, the number of new cars registered has fallen 1.2 percent from the figure for the same period in 2003 and declined 3.3 percent when calculated using the same number of work days to a total of 1,496,389.

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