In July, car sales dropped 21.4 percent.
Italian carmaker Fiat Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said earlier on Monday Italian car sales had fallen 20 percent.
In a statement on Monday Fiat said its market share fell to 29.6 percent in August, from 30.4 percent in July.
“The problems are known: taxes, oil prices, insurance costs, road tolls,” Jacques Bousquet, President of industry association UNRAE, said in a statement.
This year is shaping up to be even worse than 2011, when Italian car sales fell 10.8 percent to 1.74 million cars, dropping for the fourth year in a row. (Reporting by Antonella Ciancio)
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