Monday, January 2, 2017

Automotive : France found the threshold of 2 million vehicles – The Echoes

registrations of new cars in France rose by 5.8 % in December, raw data, compared to the same month of 2015, announced Sunday the Committee of French manufacturers of automobiles (CCFA). What are 194.388 new passenger cars were registered last month in France. On the whole of the past year, the rise in the automobile market the French spring, as well to 5.1% in raw data, with 2.015.193 registrations, says the CCFA.

On the single month of December, registrations of PSA group contracted by 3.5 %, with an increase of 5 % for the Peugeot marque, but of the folds of 10.8% for the Citroën brand and 36.6 % for DS, the new premium brand of the manufacturer. Throughout the year, the group’s sales remained stable for the deliveries of passenger cars, 558.976, an increase of 1.4% in cash for the utilities.

Hollow commercial for PSA

PSA is currently experiencing a low business due to the renewal of its flagship products (the Peugeot 3008 and 5008, Citroen C3) and a DS range at the end of a career. There remains, however, the first French group in France, with 27.7% of registrations last year, followed by Renault, 25,73 % of the market share for passenger cars.

The sales of the Renault group, for their part, increased in December by 0.6 %, with a 2.4% increase for the brand of the same name, but a decline of 6.5 % for the brand’s low-cost Dacia. Throughout the year, the group Renault saw its registrations of passenger cars to grow by 8 %, to 518.469 units, thanks to its brand-low-cost Dacia, whose deliveries rose by 13.4 % last year. With the utilities, the increase is 7.3 %.

The automobile market in French sign as well in 2016 a second consecutive year of strong, after +6.8% in 2015, and found its own pace the historical annual average of approximately 2 million units, a level considered the threshold of “normal” annual registrations in the French market in good health. In 2014, it had stabilized (+0.3 %), but he no longer had reached 2 million registrations since 2011. At the time, it was supported by a scrapping premium, which was introduced in 2009 to combat the effects of the 2008 crisis, inflating artificially the demand.

The year 2017 promises to be more quiet, with predictions oscillating for a time between a stagnation and a slight increase of 1.5 % of the registrations of new cars in France.

C. D. with AFP and Reuters, Les Echos


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