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New car registrations up 21% in August

The Hungarian Association of Vehicle Importers (MGE) says that new car registrations in Hungary this August increased 21% from a year earlier to 15,618, according to automotive industry website In January-August, new car registrations were up 10% year-on-year at 105,451.

Light commercial vehicle transactions were up 51% to 2,653 in August, while sales in the first eight months climbed 25% to 17,837.

Sales of heavy commercial vehicles were down 46% at 261 in August; in January-August, sales fell 10% to 3,943.

Bus registrations amounted to 14 for August, down 44%, with 362 buses registered this year so far, 14% less than in the base period.

Motorcycle registrations climbed 23% to 370 in August, and increased by 37% to 3,273 in January to August, adds.