Portugese News Digest reports that sales of new light vehicles fell 23.7% year-on-year to 20,653 for February 2003, citing the Portuguese Association of Car Traders (ACAP).

New passenger cars totalled 15,084, down 23.9% year-on-year.

New light commercial vehicle sales decreased 23% year-on-year to 5,569. Total new light and heavy vehicle sales fell by 24% year-on-year to 20,995. New light vehicle sales fell by 25.7% year-on-year to 41,811 for the first two months of 2003.