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Vehicle production across Europe falls dramatically

In 2009, total vehicle production in Europe (cars, trucks, buses) decreased by 17.3% compared to 2008 and by 23% compared to the pre-crisis level of 2007.

Passenger car production dropped by 13% to 13.4 million units, or the lowest level in 14 years.

Truck production dropped to a historic low (-64%).


Passenger car sales fell by 1.3% in 2009, with demand supported by fleet renewal (scrappage) schemes in 13 EU countries.

The market share of vehicles emitting less than 120g CO2/km rose to 25%, or 3.2 million cars.

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