The year ended with total sales of 14,390,163 million units – a drop of 2.9% compared to 2001. However, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), which produced the figures, said this was better than most forecasters' predictions.
Five countries announced sales increases: Denmark (+15.3%), Finland (+7%), the United Kingdom (+4.3%), Sweden (+3.2%) and Luxembourg (+1.4%).
Sales fell in all other countries, ranging from a -2.6% drop in Germany to -11.4% in Portugal.
|European sales figures 2002|
|Country||Jan-Dec 02||Jan-Dec 01||Variance|