Slovakias November new car sales drop 8.4% y/y.

By bne IntelliNews December 9, 2011
The annual decline of new car sales in Slovakia deepened in November with an 8.37% drop, following a 6.04% yearly decline in October, the Slovak Automotive Industry Association (ZAP) said. A total of 5,903 new passenger cars and small utility vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes were registered in the country last month, compared to 5,751 units in October. For the first 11 months of the year, sales rose 9.43% y/y to 61,608 cars. Skoda kept its leading position in the passenger car segment with a 20.22% market share at the end of November, followed by Volkswagen with a share of 8.93% and Kia with 6.95%. Sale of trucks, weighing 3.5 tonnes to 12 tonnes, rose 13.4% y/y to 457 units in the 11-month period, and sales of heavy trucks above 12 tonnes jumped 78% to 2,908 units. Italian Iveco topped the light trucks segment with a 49.67% market share, while Volvo led with a 23.66% market share in the heavy trucks segment. A total of 252 new buses were sold in the country from January to November, down 34.9% y/y, with Irisbus as the largest seller with a 73.02% share.
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