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Vehicle registrations down 37.1% in 2010

Δημοσίευση 8 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:16 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Vehicle registrations down 37.1% in 2010
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Car registrations (including new and used ones) fell 37.1 pct in 2010, after recording a 60.7-pct decline in December, the Hellenic Statistical Authority announced on Friday.

Car registrations (including new and used ones) fell 37.1 pct in 2010, after recording a 60.7-pct decline in December, the Hellenic Statistical Authority announced on Friday.

The statistics service, in a report, said that total vehicle registrations (including cars, buses and trucks) were down 57.9 pct in December and 35.1 pct in the year.

New car registrations totaled 183,877 in 2010, down 35.1 pct on 2009, after falling by 18.4 pct in the previous 12-month period. Motorcycle registrations totaled 61,763 in 2010, down 15.5 pct from the previous year, after a recording a decline of 28.9 pct in 2009. December registrations were down 44.5 pct.

The Federation of Car Importers and Dealers (SEAA) said the Greek car market had fallen to 1990 levels and stressed that car sales were down 62.6 pct in the second half of 2010, compared with the six-year average figure.

SEAA said that the crisis hitting the sector has led to 15,000 jobs been lost in the sector since early 2009, or 17 pct of the workforce in the car sector and reiterated a call to the government to adopt measures aimed at supporting the market.