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Import of new cars slides by 4.6% in October

09 Nov 2017, 00:49 ( 9 days ago) | updated: 09 Nov 2017, 10:27 ( 9 days ago)

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A total of 13,826 new motor vehicles were registered in the country in October this year, according to Statistics Finland.

The number of new private cars registered was 8,747, which was 4.6 per cent down from the corresponding month of the year before.

The share of new diesel-driven passenger cars registered in October this year was 26.7 per cent.

These data are based on the Vehicular and Driver Data Register of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency and they have been produced by Statistics Finland.

The numbers are exclusive of the vehicles on the Åland Islands.

In the January to October period of 2017 a total of 162,573 vehicles were first registered. Compared to the year before, there was an increase of 2.0 per cent. The number of passenger cars first registered in the January to October period was 100,842, which is 1.0 per cent down from the year before.

The most common passenger car makes first registered in the January to October period were Toyota, Volkswagen and Skoda.

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