Car registrations grew by 9.6 pct in September 2016

Car registrations grew by 9.6 pct in September this year, reflecting almost exclusively sales of used cars, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that car registrations totaled 9,044 vehicles (new and used ones) in September from 8,249 in the same month last year, an increase of 9.6 pct). New car registrations totaled 5,014 in September from 5,509 last year, a decline of 9.0 pct.

In the January-September period, car registrations totaled 101,296 vehicles (new and used ones), up 12.7 pct from 89,891 in the same period last year. New car registrations totaled 67,778 in the nine-month period, from 62,236 last year, an increase of 8.9 pct.

Motorcycle registrations totaled 3,510 in September, up 6.6 pct from the same month last year, while new motorcycle registrations totaled 3,282, up 5.1 pct. In the January-September period, motorcycle registrations totaled 28,834, up 12.1 pct from 2015, while new motorcycle registrations grew 11.2 pct to 30,146.