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Germany’s passenger car market shrinks, orders from abroad rise


192,100 passenger cars were newly registered in Germany last month, nearly 9 percent less than in January 2012. While new registrations of imported cars fell almost 16 percent, domestic sales of German-branded cars fell by 5 percent. “The January figures show that the German passenger car market cannot completely escape the economic difficulties in Europe,” said Matthias Wissmann, president of the ...
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New car sales in Germany are dropping, reflecting declines in other key European regions. New registrations in Europe's largest auto market fell 8.5 percent in January to about 192,000 vehicles, the ...
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