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NEW CAR SALES CLIMB ALMOST 18% IN 2018

 

New passenger car sales in Hungary rose 17.5% to 136,601 last year, Carinfo.hu said, based on figures compiled by DataHouse. Light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales increased 14% to 22,725. Heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) sales rose by 6.7% to 6,245 and bus sales were up 2.8% at 663. Sales of motorcycles climbed by 30.9% to 2,986.

Alone in the month of December, new passenger car sales fell by an annual 10.6% to 9,685. Sales of LCVs were up 18.7% at 2,780, HCV sales fell by 21.5% to 406, bus sales plunged 63.3% to 36 and motorcycle sales dropped 6.8% to 55. Tractor sales dropped 28.9% to 3,026 for the full year and were down 75.9% year-on-year at 266 in December.