Car industry under threat in France

Latest figures show new registrations down by 12 percent, amid planned plant closures and Asian competition.
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 21:32

New car sales in France are considered a litmus test of just how well the economy is doing. Latest official figures have revealed that car registrations in the country fell by 12 percent in February.

Al Jazeera’s Emma Hayward reports from Paris on an industry already struggling with planned plant closures and increased competition from Asia.


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