May car sales in China fell 19 pct from April


SHANGHAI, June 15 (Reuters) - Car sales in China fell 19 percent in May on April, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Tuesday, as government measures to cool the economy and rein in credit growth kept buyers at home. A total of 177,500 cars were sold in China in May, down from 220,100 units in April. Year on year comparisons were not available for the month because the association began compiling data only recently.

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