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Car registrations up 9.8pct in Jan-Aug

Car registrations jumped 28.5 pct and 24.3 pct in July and August, respectively, totaling 11,722 and 9,594 vehicles, official figures showed on Tuesday.

The figures, based on data released by Hellenic Statistical Authority, showed that new car registrations rose 9.8 pct in the January-August period compared with the corresponding period in 2018. Despite the positive growth figures, the domestic car market was 57.7 pct lower compared with the average growth rate in the period 2000-2009.

New lorries registrations rose 18.2 pct in the eight-month period totaling 7,776, while new motorcycle registrations rose 12.3 pct to 27,928, compared with the same period last year.