Sales of new cars fell further in July in France, by 7% compared to July 2021, with 107,547 registrations, announced on Monday August 1. Car platform, which represents the constructor. The market has fallen by 15.31% during the first seven months of the year, with 879,527 registrations, while 2021 was already historically low. “We remain in the same situation, there are always delivery problems”, linked to the shortage of semiconductors and hiccups in international equipment, explained François Roudier, of the PFA.
Some manufacturers had a worse July than others: leader Stellantis saw its sales fall by 9.91% with less than 36,000 cars sold, notably recording a steep decline for its flagship brand, Peugeot. Stellantis sales fell by 19.85% compared to the first seven months of 2021. Renault-Dacia saw its sales return by 10.84% even if it remained at a low level, at 24,800 units. The group decreased by 8.72% for the year.
The fall in new car sales in France continues
Sales of commercial vehicles have declined significantly
The Volkwagen Group saw its sales fall by 25%, to 13,526 units, with strong declines in the Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat brands, while Hyundai-Kia continued to grow with sales of 8,223 units (+9.77%). Sales of commercial vehicles also continue to fall sharply, “a reflection of the spirit of economic operators”, emphasizes François Roudier, with a drop of 24% in July and 24.35% in the first seven months of the year.
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