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EU car registrations up 7.1% in January

Car registrations in the EU rose 7.1% in January although the rise was attributed to a positive calendar effect.

In January 2018, demand for passenger cars in the European Union grew by +7.1%

In January 2018, demand for passenger cars in the European Union grew by +7.1%

The figures from the ACEA show new car registrations amounted to 1,253,877 units during the first month of the year.

Nearly all major EU car markets posted growth, except for the United Kingdom (-6.3%), which saw car sales decline for the 10th consecutive month. Spain (+20.3%) and Germany (+11.6%) recorded the strongest gains, followed by Italy (+3.4%) and France (+2.5%).

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.