France auto sales: 2.8% increase in October image

According to the data provided by the auto industry association CCFA, in France new cars registrations grew 2.8% in October, for a cumulated increase of 0.4% during January – October period.

In October were registered 176,203 vehicles, representing a 2.8% growth from same month a year ago. The figure were triggered also by the following car makers performances: PSA Peugeot Citroen registered a 4.5% sales decrease to 52,991 units, while Renault sales increased with 11.3% reaching 48,939 vehicles registered.

During January-October period were registered 1,837,474 vehicles in France, representing a 0.4% increase compared to 2010’s same period. During the first 10 months of 2011, PSA Peugeot Citroen registered a cumulative sales decrease of 1%, with 590,336 vehicles, while Renault sales dropped 7.6% reaching 455,760 vehicles sold.

According to CCFA, light commercial vehicles registrations increased 5% in October reaching 38,691 units, and a 2.2% cumulative gain since the beginning of the year for a total of 350,306 units.