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La chute des ventes de voitures neuves en France continue © Olivier Martin-Gambier The fall in sales of new car in France continues European sales of cars continue to drop with a fall of 14% in the first half of this year .

The sales of Automobiles fell 14% in the European Union in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period of 2021, said the association of European manufacturers (ACEA). Electronic, some 4.6 million new vehicles have been sold in the European Union, where the main markets all display two -digit falls.

Italy thus collapsed by 22.7%, France by 16.3%, Germany by 11%or Spain by 10.7%. Near the EU, the British market fell 11.9% over the same period. The month of June was the 11th month of decrease in a row, with a decline of 15.4% over a year of sales in the EU.

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Since spring 2021, the automotive market has been slowed down in Europe and America by a series of logistical problems, including a shortage of semiconductors. These electronic chips, mainly produced in Asia, are essential for the manufacture of phones and laptops, but also cars that always embark more electronics. With stabilization of flea supply, the ACEA provided for a rebound in cars in the second half of 2022, but the war in Ukraine came to shower this optimism.

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despite declining sales figures, manufacturers have garnered profits in the first quarter thanks to the rise in car prices. But their sales figures continued to fall in April. The European leader Volkswagen fell 18.5% in the first half of 2022 (-22.3% over a year), with a strong withdrawal from its main brand, Skoda and Audi.

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Son Dauphin Stellantis lost 22.5% in the first half of it, and 17.9% over a year, with significant declines for Peugeot, Fiat or Citroën, in particular. Only the Korean group Hyundai -Kia continues its increase in the European market with +9.9% in the first half, but -4.8% over a year. He thus returned behind the Renault group in market share (8.2% against 11.8 in the first half).

Renault sees its sales fall by 8.1% on the first half, the main brand losing 20.8% but Dacia progressing by 16%. In the first half, Toyota sales fell by 1.6%, BMW-Mini by 13.7%, Mercedes-Benz of 8.1. Ford lost 14%, while Volvo collapses by 27.4%and Land Rover-Jaguar by 30.1%.

Nissan lost 14.3%, Mazda 19.3%, Mitsubishi 6.2%, while at the bottom of the Honda table displays an increase of 18.2%(but -8.9%over one year) with a share market of 0.4%.

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© Jean-Francois Monier / AFP A mom helps put her daughter in a yellow school pickup in Pruillé-le-Chetif near Le Mans, September 2, 2008 . to one month from the start of the school year, the National Federation of Travelers Transport (FNTV) alert that around 8,000 school bus drivers in France could miss the call in September. Consequence: many students will know the worst difficulties in going to school. The concern takes a little more thickness over the summer.

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