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Italian car market slumped 20% in August, says Fiat chief

Marchionne has 'never seen' such low figures

Italian car market slumped 20% in August, says Fiat chief

(ANSA) - Turin, September 3 - Sales on the Italian car market look to have slumped 20% in August, increasing the problems for the country's auto giant Fiat, CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Monday. "It's not a good month in Italy. It is forecast that sales dropped 20% compared to (the same month in) 2011," Marchionne told reporters. "I have never seen a number so low in my life". Italian car sales also plunged 20% in July, when Marchionne said that the carmaker may have to close one of its plants in Italy if weak demand on the European auto market continues. Fiat temporary laid off workers at Pomigliano plant near Naples late last month because of weak demand and it is set to halt production there again from Sept. 24 to Oct. 5 for the same reason.

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