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ITALY: New car sales seen surging in June

By just-auto.com editorial team | 22 June 2005

New car sales in Italy are expected to rise to 215,000 units in June from 198,000 units a year ago, a source at the industry body UNRAE told Reuters on Wednesday.

In May, Italian new car sales fell 28% to 149,229, hit by a truckers' strike which stopped thousands of vehicles reaching dealerships, the news agency noted.

"The increase of the sales (in June) is linked to a recovery in deliveries, which had been delayed because of the truckers' strike last month," the source told Reuters.