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Car registration in Latvia: eighth most rapid rise in Europe

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The number of cars registered in Latvia in June, 2012 increased by 15.1%, which is the eight most rapid increase in Europe, as mentioned in the latest statement of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (EAMA).

The data compiled in the report includes all EU countries, except for Malta and the countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.

There were 1 050 new cars registered in Latvia in June, compared with the 912 registered in June, 2011.

Of all the countries listed in the report, the most rapid increase of new car registration was noted in Holland – 52.1%, Switzerland – 42.1%, Iceland – 30%, Estonia – 23.2%, Hungary – 17.8%, Bulgaria – 17.1% and Luxembourg – 16%.

1 642 cars were registered in Estonia. Lithuania’s car registration amount declined by 22% – to 1 048 units. This decline was the sixth largest among the countries stated in the report.

The largest decrease in the number of cars registered was noted in Greece – 43.3%, Ireland – 42.1% and Portugal – 37%.

There were 1 201 578 new cars registered in EU countries, which is by 2.8% less than in June 2011.

Meanwhile, there were 5 462 new cars registered in Latvia in the first six month of 2012, which is by 7.5% more than in the same period of 2011. The sixth most rapid rise in Europe the number of new cars being registered was noted in Latvia within six months.

The proportion of new cars registered in Estonia grew by 18.9% – reaching 8 923 units, but it decreased in Lithuania by 6.4%, making up 6202 units.

All countries included in the report had a decline in the number of new cars registered in the amount of 6.3%, specifically EU countries had a decline of 6.8%.

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