French car sales rise 5.8% in December, 5.1% in 2016  [ France ]

On January 2, the French Automobile Manufacturers Committee (CCFA) announced that December new car sales in France of 194,381 units had increased 5.8% from the same month one year ago.
Total 2016 sales of 2,015,186 units had increased 5.1% from 2015.
December domestic brand sales of 96,912 units had decreased 1.3% compared to the same month a year ago, capturing a market share of 49.9%.
Renault Group sales of 52,971 units increased 0.6% (27.3% share) while PSA Group sales of 43,933 units decreased 3.5% (22.6% share).
Foreign brand sales in December of 97,469 units increased 14.0% (50.1% share).
Volkswagen Group sales of 25,816 units increased 17.6% (13.3% share), while BMW Group sales of 8,772 units increased 6.4% (4.5% share).
Daimler Group sales of 10,802 units increased 14.0% (5.6% share).
Ford sales of 6,961 units decreased 1.0% (3.6% share), while FCA Group sales of 8,263 units increased 26.2% (4.3% share).
Toyota Group sales of 9,041 units in December increased 18.6% (4.7% share).
Nissan Group sales of 7,943 increased 18.7% (4.1% share).
Sales of light commercial vehicles (LCV) increased by 3.2% in December to 41,150 units.
Heavy commercial vehicle (5 tons or more) sales in December of 4,040 units increased 4.7% from the same month a year ago. 

(CCFA release from January 2, 2017)

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