According to ACEA data (The Association of European Car makers) state that car sales increased by 5.5% to 935,640 vehicles, from January 2013. It was the fifth consecutive month of growth, which have been supported by big discounting by manufacturers.
Car sales in Greece increased by 15.4%, Portugal increased by 31.8%, and even Ireland rose by 32.8%. This shows a great sign of economic recovery in EU countries. All the major EU markets posted growth, with the UK and Spain up 7.6%, Germany up 7.2%, Italy up 3.2%, and France edging ahead 0.5%.
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