France reports recovery in car sales in JuneChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 2, 2020
After a sharp drop in previous months, sales of new vehicles in France gained momentum in June after gradual lifting of anti-coronavirus restrictions and a return to normalcy had encouraged consumers to make their purchases, official data showed.
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In May, auto makers posted a decline of 50.34 percent to 96,310 vehicles, compared with the same period in 2019. April's figures stood at minus 88.8 percent.
On May 26, President Emmanuel Macron unveiled an eight-billion-euro (8.86-billion-U.S. dollar) rescue plan to help the recovery of the domestic auto industry.
The plan focuses on the production of environmentally-friendly vehicles and the relocation of value-added production in France. ■