The spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus is not only a health concern, it also plunges many sectors into a catastrophic situation, like the automobile industry in France. “This is unprecedented in France. Vehicle sales are in free fall: -72% for the month of March”, alerts journalist Jean-Paul Chapel to the 20 Hours set. “If this containment continues until the end of April, sales would be down 20% over the whole year. It is impossible to make up for the losses.”
In France, the Ministry of the Economy says there is currently no fear of the bankruptcy of a large French automobile group. “The PSA group says it would still be profitable if its world sales were cut in half. We are not there yet “, explains Jean-Paul Chapel on the set at 8 p.m.
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