Faurecia sales increased 0.4% to €2,616.1 in the first quarter of 2005. The group, over 70% owned by PSA Peugeot Citroen, said that it maintained growth outside Europe. However, it said that in Europe, the decline in automobile production in the first quarter of 2005, coupled with the maturity of key vehicles for which Faurecia supplies, led to virtually stable sales.