French car market set to hit 2m despite sales fall

November 02, 2016

French new car registrations fell 4% during October, but the market is still set to break through 2 million registrations by the end of 2016.

More than 155,000 cars were registered last month, down from nearly 162,000 for the same period in 2015.

October accounts for 8% of annual registrations on average, so the fall has done little to undermine strong sales growth in the year to the end of Q3 2016.

Registrations have reached nearly 1.7 million units, 4.7% higher than the same period last year.

With 18% of annual registrations still to come in November and December, sales need to rise 2.5% year-on-year in the remaining months for the market to achieve 2 million units for the first time since 2011.

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