France: Dacia Recorded The Largest Decline, -16.7%

Dacia new car registrations in the French market decreased by 16.7% during January-May 2011, reaching 40,980 units, while the market average is plus 4.4%, according to French Automobile Manufacturers Association.

In May 2011, with 197,784 registrations, the French market for passenger cars increased by 6.2%. Light commercial registrations also increased by 28.4% to 41,217 units, said CCFA (French Automobile Manufacturers Association)

Dacia brand domestic cars registered but a sharp drop of 37% reported only CCFA 6467 registration compared to 10,258 units recorded in May of 2010.

In the first five months dropped Dacia France with 16.7% reporting a total of 40,980 units registered during the period January to May 2011.

Fiat Italian brand is second to decreases of 13.9% (excluding marks with very small market share).

French brand Renault also recorded a decrease, with 207,694 registrations in the first five months (-6.1%)

On the other hand, PSA Peugeot Citroen has reported a 5.6% increase in registrations in the first five months of the year to 339,184 units.

However, it seems that the first half of 2011 is not very favorable to the French at home, since the rest of the import brands have reported an average of 12.4% of registrations for the January-May 2011 versus the same year past.

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