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Germany’s new car registrations down 8.5 percent in January


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 VDIK auto industry association for import brands in Germany announced on Monday. As a consequence, overseas manufacturers have described the German market as being in “weak” condition. Last year, Germany posted ...
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