Plunging Sales Germany Infected by European Automotive Plague

Car sales in Germany plunged in September, ending the country's surprising resistance to the ongoing crisis in the European automotive industry. Overall, the sector is facing its worst performance in the European Union in 17 years -- and there is no turnaround in sight.
A worker at a Daimler factory in Germany. Auto sales in Germany dropped in September.

A worker at a Daimler factory in Germany. Auto sales in Germany dropped in September.

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