Saloon registrations up 13% in July, Cystat says


By Stelios Orphanides

The number of saloon registrations rose an annual 13 per cent in July to 3,061 as a strong increase in registrations of second-hand vehicles offset a strong decline in new car registrations, the statistical service said.

The number of brand-new car registrations fell 8.9 per cent to 1,111 compared with July 2016, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Thursday. Second-hand saloon registrations rose 32 per cent to 1,950.

From January to July, the total number of saloon registrations rose 31 per cent to 21,351 compared with the respective seven-month period last year, Cystat said. Registrations of brand-new cars rose 9.8 per cent to 8,672 while that of used cars rose 50 per cent to 12,679.


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  • Vladimir

    ‘registrations of second-hand vehicles offset a strong decline in new car registrations’ that is the key phrase! Cyprus population is getting poorer.

    • Michalis Michael

      or just the fact that there is no value in buying a new car…..

      • Vladimir

        yeah, some people just enjoy using second-hand shit after somebody already drove it, farted, and maybe even f*cked some whores…

      • Vegchef

        Especially as non-performing loans are supposed be more difficult to get nowadays.

  • Douglas

    With all the extra road tax revenue perhaps all the pot holes and roads can be improved 🙂

    • Vegchef

      Ha ha ha!

  • Bystander

    Oh, God, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz (Janis Joplin)