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China vehicle sales fall 8.2% in 2019: industry association

FILE PHOTO: Robotic arms are seen on a vehicle production line at a production base of Great Wall Motors in Yongchuan, Chongqing, China October 22, 2019. Picture taken October 22, 2019. China Daily via REUTERS

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Auto sales in China fell 8.2% in 2019, data from the country’s biggest auto industry association showed on Monday.

Total auto sales in the world’s biggest auto market fell 0.1% in December from the same month a year earlier, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said.

Sales have now dropped for 18 months in a row.

Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Kim Coghill

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