New car sales in Bulgaria rise in 2015 – ACEA

New car sales in Bulgaria were 8.2 per cent higher in January to April 2015 than in the first four months of 2014, according to figures released on May 19 by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).

In January to April 2015, there were 7006 new car registrations in Bulgaria. For January to April 2014, the figure was 6478.

April 2015 sales added up to 1998, about 7.5 per cent higher than the 1859 of April 2014.

ACEA said that in April 2015, demand for new passenger cars in the EU increased for the 20th consecutive month (+6.9 per cent), totalling 1,166,482 units and recording the best result in terms of volume for the month of April since 2009.

All major markets contributed positively to the overall expansion, especially Italy (+24.2 per cent), which posted double-digit growth, followed by Germany (+6.3 per cent), the UK (+5.1 per cent), Spain (+3.2 per cent) and France (+2.3 per cent) that also performed better than in April 2014.

Four months into the year, new passenger car registrations increased by 8.2 per cent, totalling 4,695,058 units. All major markets posted growth, contributing to the overall upturn of the EU market.

Registrations in Spain (+23.9 per cent), Italy (+16.2 per cent), the UK (+6.4 per cent), Germany (+6.4 per cent) and France (+5.6 per cent) increased over this period, ACEA said.

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