Blog: European sales/production data
Dave Leggett | 2 September 2003
In the case of Spain's ANFAC, one has to wait for the hardcopy to arrive through the post and then remember to add the todd terranos to the passenger car numbers so that SUVs are captured. And if you want to find out why the hardcopy has not arrived or the numbers in it look odd, you'll find getting someone to pick up the phone in Madrid is a victory in itself.
Attempts to bring everyone together have been unsuccessful because of the politics involved (an unfortunate wider European theme of course). The European carmakers' association - ACEA - can publish monthly market totals that break down by make for western Europe as a whole, but they cannot go down to make by national market.
It's a mess. Ditto vehicle production data.
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