PARIS (Reuters) -- French car sales fell 4 percent in July as economic problems weighed on demand, the country's CCFA industry body said today.
Domestic carmakers Renault and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen were both hit by a fall in monthly deliveries.
Registrations in France fell to 143,777 cars last month from 150,218 a year earlier, the group said in a statement, while reiterating its 2 percent to 3 percent market growth forecast for the year.
"We've always said it's best to remain prudent about the market, and June orders were not strong," CCFA spokesman Francois Roudier said. "There are still concerns weighing on consumers and companies that do not favor new vehicle purchases -- but we are still on track for our full-year forecast."