New-car deliveries through the first five months were down 11.9% in France from prior-year, and no one is celebrating the continued decline, but the hemorrhaging appears to be slowing for most auto makers. PSA Peugeot Citroen, the market's leading group, saw sales fall 8.2% in May compared with year-ago’s 15.4% drop. Volkswagen, Ford and BMW also suffered declines that were less than their like-2012 losses. Nissan, Fiat and Mercedes all enjoyed gains in May, although they ...

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