Car registrations dropped 58.6 pct to 13,562 units (new or used ones) in January 2011, compared with the same month last year, Hellenic Statistical Authority announced on Friday.

The statistical service, in a report, said vehicle registrations were up 24.9 pct in January 2010.

Motorcycle registrations fell 13.3 pct to 3,429 units in the same period, after a decline of 10.2 pct recorded in January 2010, the service said.