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Europe Car Sales Plunge 22%, Punctuating Worst Year in Decades

  • Drop in December was sixth consecutive month of contraction
  • Prospects for easing of chip crisis cloud for the industry
Germany led the decline in car sales with a 27% slump in December.

Germany led the decline in car sales with a 27% slump in December.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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Europe’s car sales slid during December for a sixth month of declines in a row, showing the extent of the uphill battle automakers are facing in the chip supply crisis.