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Euro car sales flat, ACEA figures show

SALES of new cars across Europe for the first three-quarters of the year were flat, latest figures show.

Produced by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), the figures highlight that two of the main markets, namely Italy (+4%) and Germany (+1%) posted increases while sales in Spain (-2.5%), the UK (-3.5%) and France (-3.1%) were down.

A spokesman added: Except for Portugal, Greece, Finland, Austria the remaining EU15 countries performed better than during the same period last year.’

Country Jan-Sept 06 Jan-Sept 05 Variance
Austria 242,045 244,275 -0.9%
Belgium 428,977 387,235 +10.8%
Denmark 118,191 111,131 +6.4%
Finland 119,759 121,169 -1.2%
France 1,518,367 1,566,749 -3.1%
Germany 2,544,675 2,518,564 +1.0%
Greece 216,936 220,064 -1.4%
Ireland 172,052 165,247 +4.1%
Italy 1,798,391 1,728,451 +4.0%
Luxembourg 40,570 38,855 +4.4%
Netherlands 396,966 388,254 +2.2%
Portugal 152,183 160,676 -5.3%
Spain 1,143,188 1,172,355 -2.5%
Sweden 209,820 199,789 +5.0%
UK 1,901,888 1,971,880 -3.5%
EU 15 11,004,008 10,994,694 +0.1%
Iceland 14,599 14,271 +2.3%
Norway 203,335 202,015 -1.5%
Switzerland 203,335 202,015 +0.7%
EFTA 298,648 298,190 +0.2%
EU15+EFTA 11,302 11,292,884 +0.1%
Czech Republic 92,667 96,361 -3.8%
Estonia 18,733 15,031 +24.6%
Hungary 141,282 144,675 -2.3%
Latvia 17,660 11,755 +50.2%
Lithuania 9,990 7,734 +29.2%
Poland 175,348 183,971 -4.7%
Slovakia 43,215 42,044 +2.8%
Slovenia 46,561 46,770 -0.4%
EU new members 545,456 548,341 -0.5%
European Union 11,549,464 11,543,035 +0.1%
Total Europe (EU+EFTA) 11,848,112 11,841,225 +0.1%

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