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Sales show slight increase

SALES of new cars across Europe for the year to date increased slightly over the same period last year, latest figures show.

New registrations across Western Europe totalled 13,060,446 for the period January to October, up 0.4% from the same period last year.

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Country Jan-Oct 06 Jan-Oct 05 Variance
Austria 267,046 267,974 -0.3%
Belgium 470,469 423,955 +11.0%
Denmark 131,122 122,773 +6.8%
Finland 130,881 132,406 -1.2%
France 1,691,504 1,726,417 -2.0%
Germany 2,828,507 2,808,217 +1.1%
Greece 236,582 238,817 -0.9%
Ireland 176,156 169,495 +3.9%
Italy 1,987,632 1,915,204 +3.8%
Luxembourg 44,599 42,692 +4.5%
Netherlands 435,849 423,242 +3.0%
Portugal 166,457 174,844 -4.8%
Spain 1,256,776 1,279,669 -1.8%
Sweden 234,071 224,683 +4.2%
UK 2,055,739 2,124,377 -3.2%
EU15 12,123,390 12,074,765 +0.4%
Iceland 15,564 15,599 -0.2%
Norway 89,387 90,788 -1.5%
Switzerland 223,688 222,853 +0.4%
EFTA 328,639 329,240 -0.2%
EU15+EFTA 12,452,029 12,404,005 +0.4%
Czech Republic 103,646 106,688 -2.9%
Estonia 20,665 16,512 +25.2%
Hungary 156,768 160,993 -2.6%
Latvia 20,015 13,248 +51.1%
Lithuania 11,199 8,578 +30.6%
Poland 196,251 199,721 -1.7%
Slovakia 48,300 46,924 +2.9%
Slovenia 51,573 51,312 +0.5%
EU new members 608,417 603,976 +0.7%
European Union 12,731,807 12,678,741 +0.4%
Total Europe (EU+EFTA) 13,060,446 13,007,981 +0.4%