French car registrations drop 18 pct in Sept -CCFA

PARIS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - French new car registrations fell 18 percent in September, led by declines at France's Renault , Italian carmaker Fiat and U.S. automaker Ford , the CCFA industry association said on Monday.

Registrations fell to 136,859 last month, the CCFA said in a statement, contributing to a nine-month drop of 14 percent.

Renault car registrations fell 33 percent in September, while French rival PSA Peugeot Citroen saw a drop of 5 percent, according to the CCFA.

(Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Laurence Frost)

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