Turnover in the motor trades sector in Greece plunged 42.9 percent in the first quarter of the year against the same quarter in 2010, according to provisional figures released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Friday. In a report, ELSTAT said that the Turnover Index for Motor Trades in the 1st quarter 2011 compared with the 1st quarter 2010 decreased by 42.9%. The index in the 1st quarter 2010 compared with the 1st quarter 2009 decreased by 7.3%.
The Turnover Index for Motor Trades in the 1st quarter 2011 compared with the 4th quarter 2010 decreased by 4.5%. The index in the 1st quarter 2010 compared with the 4th quarter 2009 decreased by 8.7%.
The Turnover Index for Sale of Motor Vehicles in the 1st quarter 2011 compared with the 1st quarter 2010 decreased by 48.7%. The index in the 1st quarter 2010 compared with the 1st quarter 2009 decreased by 8.4%.
The Turnover Index for Sale of Motor Vehicles in the 1st quarter 2011 compared with the 4th quarter 2010 decreased by 1.2%. The index in the 1st quarter 2010 compared with the 4th quarter 2009 decreased by 4.8%.
 

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