Fiat suffered the worst drop, while Citroen was one of the few brands to gain during the month.
Fiat sold only 3,400 new cars, a fall of 30 percent. Opel (22,500 units) and Ford (16,500 units) both reported a 17 percent decline on the same period last year. Volkswagen (45,000 vehicles) suffered a six percent decline.
Peugeot registered 9,100 new sales, four percent less than in the previous period a year ago, Renault slipped 0.5 percent to 14,500 vehicles, but Citroen managed a nine percent rise, selling 4,900 units.