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Croatia’s new car sales in first three weeks of April plunge by 87.4% y-o-y

ZAGREB, April 27 (Hina) – A total of 893 new passenger and light delivery vehicles were registered in Croatia in the first three weeks of April, a decline of 87.4% compared with the same month last year, the Promocija Plus market research agency said on Monday.

Between April 1 and 22, only 893 vehicles were registered (698 passenger cars and 195 light delivery vehicles), compared to 7,136 vehicles in April 2019.

A total of 12,888 new vehicles were sold from the start of the year to April 22, a decrease of 40% compared with the same period in 2019 when 21,542 new vehicles were sold.

In the year to April 22, the best-selling car brand was Volkswagen, with 2,172 units sold, ahead of Skoda (1,613), Renault (1,146), Dacia (730) and Citroen (639).

The decline in new car sales in April was expected as the economy was paralysed by restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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