Europe: New car sales in Europe at an all-time low in January, according to ACEA

BERLIN (Reuters) – European car registrations hit an all-time low in January as semiconductor shortages continued to weigh on sales, according to figures released on Thursday by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association ( ACEA).

New car registrations fell 2.4% in January from a year ago to 682,596 vehicles in the European Union, Britain and European Free Trade Association countries ( EFTA), the seventh consecutive month of declining sales, according to ACEA.

Car registrations vary greatly from country to country. They show an increase of 72.6% in Slovakia and 55.5% in Romania, while almost all the countries of Western Europe record a decrease, indicated the ACEA.

(Report Zuzanna Szymanska, French version Anait Miridzhanian, edited by Sophie Louet)

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