France Automotive Parts and Equipment Market
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France is the fourth largest automotive market in Europe after Germany, the UK and Italy. While we currently have no official figures for 2004, the light vehicle automotive parts market appears to have expanded due to an increase in the registration of passenger and commercial vehicles: 2,422,159 in 2004, versus 2,009,246 in 2003. This was a welcome change over the previous year as the strong euro/weak dollar exchange rate let to decreased parts sales--down to $26.5 billion--due in part to a decline in car production in 2003.