In May, the first increase in car sales was observed in Europe after 8 months of continuous decline. According to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, 1.443 million vehicles were sold in European countries, the figure compared to May last year increased by 0.1%. During the period from January to May, sales fell by 2%, amounting to 6.935 million vehicles. In May, 332.96 thousand cars were sold in the German market, which is 9.1% more than a year ago. In France, sales increased by 1.2% to 193.95 thousand. The most significant decrease was shown by such countries as Denmark and Sweden, where the index fell by 15.3%. A decline in sales was also recorded in Italy, Spain, the UK, and Finland. The most significant sales growth was observed in Lithuania - by 35.3%. The German car manufacturer, Volkswagen, remained the largest supplier of cars in the European market, despite the fact that the number of cars it sold declined in annual terms by 2.1%.
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