The Sino-French joint venture Dongfeng-Citroen Automobile Co. Ltd. achieved a 30% year-on-year increase in sales during the first half of 2000, the official Xinhua news agency reported Monday(24/07/00). The company sold 23,482 cars, while the company's output reached 23,839 cars in January-June. Its domestic market share rose to 9%, a 2-percentage-point increase on the year, Xinhua said, citing Zhang Shiduan, general manager of the company.