European car sales rose 13.3 percent in December 2013 from a year earlier, according to the European Automobile Manufacturer's Association (ACEA), but in terms of annual volumes car sales are still declining in Europe.
New car sales in December showed the largest monthly year-on-year growth since December 2009, ACEA said on Thursday. The group warned however that in absolute terms, the results were the third lowest for a month of December in ten years, with a total of 906,294 units registered in Europe during that month.
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Furthermore, ACEA's latest figures showed that new car registrations had declined 1.7 percent in 2013 from the previous year, the sixth consecutive year of decline.