French new car sales fall sharply in April

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PARIS, May 2, 2007 (AFP) - Sales of new cars in France fell 4.9 percent in April on a 12-month basis, with a sharp decline in sales by French manufacturers Renault and Peugeot, unadjusted data from the French car association showed on Wednesday.

PARIS, May 2, 2007 (AFP) - Sales of new cars in France fell 4.9 percent in April on a 12-month basis, with a sharp decline in sales by French manufacturers Renault and Peugeot, unadjusted data from the French car association showed on Wednesday.

On a comparable basis, the data showed a 9.6-percent decline after adjustments for the number of working days in April this year compared with April 2006, the CCFA manufacturers' group said.

After a fall of 13.2 percent in March, sales of cars by Renault dipped another 14 percent in April to 42,253 units.

Sales of cars by PSA Citroen Peugeot fell 7.2 percent to 51,163 units.

Total new car sales, measured by registrations, numbered 172,661 units during the month, with foreign car brands increasing their market share.


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