French new car registrations declined 7% year-on-year to 184,706 in April, data released by car manufacturers' association CCFA showed Monday. After adjusting for working days, the decline was just 2.5%.

New registrations of PSA Peugeot Citroen cars fell 5.9% in April, of which the Citroen brand saw 10.1% increase, while Peugeot car sales declined 18.9%. The Renault group's total passenger car registrations dropped 5.8%.

Registrations of light duty vehicles fell 34.4% and those of light vehicles fell 11.8%. Sales of industrial vehicles plunged 39.6%, the association said.

In the first four months of the year, new passenger car registrations in France dropped 4.8% to 690,162.

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