Car sales and the "crumbling" middle class

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Euroconservativ, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Euroconservativ
    Offline

    Euroconservativ Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    385
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +32
    New car sales in 2012:

    United States (population: 310 million): 14.4 million cars
    Germany (population: 80 million): 3.1 million cars
    United Kingdom (population: 65 million): 2 million cars
    France (population: 65 million): 1.8 million cars (worst since the 1990s)
    Italy (population: 60 million): 1.3 million cars (worst since the 1970s)
    Spain (population: 47 million): 700,000 cars (worst since the 1970s)
    Netherlands (population: 17 million): 400,000 cars


    Over 1 million japanese and german premium cars were sold in USA in 2012.

    Not only less cars. Europeans (southern europeans in particular) tend to prefer small and efficient cars, because of the VAT and other indirect taxes and high gas prices.
     

Share This Page