German new-car sales rose 6.2 percent to 226,300 in August, the VDIK importers association said today.
Growth slowed in August compared with July's 7 percent rise. Through August, sales in Europe's biggest market are up 5.6 percent to 2.14 million units, the VDIK said, citing official registration data.
Germany joined France, Spain, and Italy in reporting an increase in sales last month. Registrations in France rose 9.7 percent, while sales in Spain increased by 23 percent. Italian sales were up 11 percent.