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Car sales in Slovakia

The growth in new car registrations continued in July, supported

Car shows enjoy high popularity in Slovakia. (Source: SITA)

The growth in new car registrations continued in July, supported

by the two rounds of the temporary scrapping bonus introduced

earlier this year. The Association of Slovak Automotive Industry

(ZAP) reported that registrations of new passenger cars and

small utility vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes increased 20.09 percent

in July compared with last year. The total number of new

registrations in this category reached 11,210 vehicles in July


During the first seven months of this year, 59,397 cars in the

aforementioned category were registered, which is 3.22 percent

more than in the same period a year ago.

Ranking of cars sold during the period from January to July 2009,

with their share of sales and the number of units sold:

1. Škoda - 16.56 percent - 9,834 units

2. Renault - 9.75 percent - 5,792

3. Peugeot - 8.56 percent - 5,087

4. Kia - 7.91 percent - 4,697

5. Citroën -7.45 percent - 4,428

6. Fiat - 5.10 percent - 3,028

7. Toyota/Lexus - 4.93 percent - 2,930

8. Volkswagen - 4.77 percent - 2,832

9. Hyundai - 4.50 percent - 2,670

10. Suzuki - 4.26 percent - 2,532

11. Ford - 4.09 percent - 2,429

12. Opel - 3.39 percent - 2, 013

Source: ZAP

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