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European car sales accelerate

European car sales have jumped in May.

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European car sales have jumped in May.

Registrations of new passenger cars in the European Union and the European Free Trade Association increased 16 percent last month to 1.33 million vehicles according to the Brussels-based Association of European Carmakers.

Four of Europe’s five biggest markets recorded double-digit sales gains, led by Italy and France where registrations surged 27 percent and 22 percent while the region’s No. 1 market Germany posted 12 percent growth.