An agent works in the accumulation band of the Peugeot 207 at the PSA Peugeot Citroen bulb in Poissy, abreast Paris, January 27, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
BERLIN (Reuters) – European auto sales for June beneath to the slowest clip in eight months as the region’s better bazaar Germany and the United Kingdom acquaint baby gains.
New car registrations in the 27-nation European Union eased 2.8 percent to 1.202 actor vehicles, attached the bead in six-month deliveries to 6.8 percent or 6.644 million, auto industry affiliation ACEA said in a account on Tuesday.
Auto sales in Germany, Europe’s better economy, rose 2.9 percent to 296,722 cartage while the United Kingdom added 3.5 percent to 189,514, according to ACEA. Deliveries in France were about flat, abatement bottomward 0.6 percent to 208,909.
Hefty declines in austerity-strapped southern European economies connected as auto sales angled 24.4 percent in Italy to 128,388 cartage and 43.3 percent in Greece to 5,527. Spain recorded abbreviating of 12.1 percent to 73,258 cars.
Volkswagen, the region’s better carmaker, acquaint a 2.8 percent accretion in EU sales to 286,109, shrinking the bead in six-month deliveries at the German architect to 1.5 percent or 1.591 million.
French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen, which aftermost anniversary appear affairs to cut 8,000 jobs and abutting one factory, plunged 8.6 percent to 148,172 autos, extending the year-to-date abatement 13.9 to 808,660 vehicles.
U.S. automaker General Motors, whose European analysis Opel has been announcement losses for a dozen years, alone 8.8 percent to 107,160 cars, advice into a 10.8 percent abatement afterwards six months to 560,934 autos.
Reporting By Andreas Cremer; Editing by Ed Lane
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