Car sales up 34.4 pct in October

The Hellenic Statistical Authority announced that in October 2017, 12,737 road motor cars (both new and used from abroad) were put into circulation for the first time, recording a 34.4% increase compared with the corresponding month of 2016 when the number of road motor cars was 9,479. In October 2016, a 20.0% increase had been observed in comparison with the corresponding month of 2015. 

A total number of 6,890 new cars were put into circulation in October 2017 compared with 5,485 in October 2016, recording a 25.6% increase.

The new motorcycles (over 50cc) that were put into circulation for the first time in October 2017 amounted to 2,356, against 2,866 in 2016, thus recording a 17.8% decrease. In October 2016, a 12.7% increase had been observed in comparison with the corresponding month of 2015. Out of the above motorcycles 2,088 were new, while the corresponding figure in October 2016 was 2,683, recording a 22.2% decrease.

During the period January – October 2017, 134,641 road motor cars (both new and used from abroad) were put into circulation for the first time, representing an increase of 21.5% compared to the corresponding period of 2016 when the number of road motor cars was 110,775. During the period January – October 2016 an increase of 13.3% had been observed in comparison with the corresponding period of 2015. Out of the above number of road motor cars that were put into circulation, from January to October 2017, 82,198 were new, while the corresponding number during the respective period of 2016 was 73,263, recording an increase of 12.2%.

During the period January – October 2017 the circulation of new motorcycles (over 50cc) amounted to 27,478 against 35,177 in 2016, thus representing a 21.9% decrease. An increase of 12.1% had been observed during the period January – October 2016 in comparison with the corresponding period of 2015. A total number of 24,915 new motorcycles were put into circulation, from January to October 2017, compared with 32,829 during the corresponding period of 2016, recording a 24.1% decrease.

AMNA

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