Sales of new passenger cars in the European Union fell by 1 percent in February compared to a year earlier. ACEA car industry association announced this.
The sale amounted to more than 1.1 million cars. Sales rose in Germany, France and Great Britain, but there was a considerable decline in Spain and, to a lesser extent, Italy.
In the Netherlands, as previously reported by, among others, Bovag and Rai Association, sales fell 14.5 percent to 29,947 new passenger cars last month, according to ACEA.
In the first two months of this year, there was a dip in car sales in the EU of 2.9 percent to more than 2.3 million vehicles. For the Netherlands, a minus of 17.6 percent to 77,236 new cars was recorded in January and February.