Auto sales down 19% in Gabon

Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The number of brand new vehicles sold in Gabon in 2004 dropped by 19 percent to 2,395, from 2,957 sold in 2003, marketing company SOGAFRIC Group said in a report Thursday.
Japanese vehicles accounted for 76.
6 percent of the sales, with 35.
9 percent for the Toyota brand alone.
Vehicles made in Europe accounted for 19.
9 percent of the sales in 2004 against 24 percent in 2003.
The report showed there was a drop in the sales of French vehicles Peugeot and Renault in favour of Volkswagen, while sales of US made vehicles went up 3.
1 percent in 2004 from 1.
9 percent in 2003.

27 january 2005 21:45:00




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