Hellenic Statistical Authority: Car registrations grew 20 pct in October

Car registrations grew 20 pct in October, compared with the same month last year, boosted by demand for imported used cars, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Tuesday.

The statistics service, in a report, said that car registrations totaled 9,479 vehicles (new and used ones) in October, from 7.897 in the same month last year, for an increase of 20 pct. New car registrations totaled 5,485, up 0.8 pct from 2015.

In the January-October period, car registrations totaled 110,775 (new and used ones), form 97,788 in the same period in 2015, for an increase of 13.3 pct. New car registrations totaled 73,263 in the 10-month period, up 8.3 pct from the same period last year.

Motorcycle registrations totaled 2,866 in October (new and used ones), form 2,543 in October 2015, for an increase of 12.7 pct. New motorcycle registrations grew 12.7 pct to 2,683 in October.

In the 10-month period, motorcycle registrations totaled 35,177, up 12.1 pct from the same period last year. New motorcycle registrations rose 11.3 pct to 32,829.