Dacia registrations in France increased 19.4 per cent in March, compared to the same month of the past year, to 4,316 units, on a market that went up 2.9 per cent in the period under review, to 238,292 vehicles, according to the data of the Committee of French Car Makers (CCFA), Mediafax reports. In March 2008, Dacia registrations in France totalled 3,614 units, while the market was at the level of 231,608 vehicles. The data for the first three months of this year point to a fall of 7.1 per cent of Dacia registrations in France, from 12,222 units in January-March last year to 11,356 vehicles, according to CCFA. The registrations of Dacia vehicles in France increased 33.5 per cent last year, compared to the level from 2007, to 43,567 units, on a market that dropped 0.6 per cent, to 2.51 million vehicles. In the first quarter of this year, the whole French car market posted a decline of 7.2 per cent, from 646,445 units to 599,615 vehicles. Renault sales on the French market advanced 0.7 per cent in March, to 60,956 units, but registered a decline of 11,2 per cent for the first quarter, to 140,284 vehicles. Leader of the top best sold brands in France is Renault (60,956 units), followed by Peugeot with 39,935 vehicles (+3.8 per cent), and Citroen with 38,846 units (+21.6 per cent). Fourth is Volkswagen, with 14,338 units (+24.3 per cent), followed at a small distance by Ford, with 13,475 units (+0.4 per cent). BMW brand had 3,097 new units registered in March (-32.2 per cent), while Mercedes-Benz totalled 5,618 new units in traffic (-20.7 per cent). Of the volume makers, Nissan reported a decline of 28 per cent in March, to 3,221 units, while Opel dropped almost 25 per cent, to 7,666 vehicles.