European automakers foresee a 25 percent output this year, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said, Wednesday.

Our forecast for production is 25% down in 2009 compared with 2008, ACEA president Carlos Ghosn said according to the press reports, noting, Things are changing all the time.

Ghosn, who also heads up France's Renault and Japan's Nissan Motor Co., forecast a 20 percent drop in car sales, which is higher than the European Commission's expectation of an 18% fall.

Last weeks forecast, it was down 15 percent.