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New car sales plunge in January

Friday 01 February 2013

The number of new cars bought in January plunged by nearly 32% in January to just over 48,000, according to motoring organisations Bovag and Rai Vereniging.

Tougher tax rules which came into effect in January are to blame, the organisations said, pointing to the 6% rise in sales in December, as new car buyers sought to beat the deadline.

Over 2012 as a whole, new car sales were down almost 10% to just over 502,000. The organisations expect a drop of some 4.5% this year.


© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Costs are going up everywhere, and taxes increasing. People have increasingly less cash to spare - we are being squeezed in every direction. This is not suprising in a country like this where the cost of things like cars is already higher than elsewhere in Europe.

If it carries on like this the economy will shrink, or all together stop because no one will be able to afford anything.

By Richard | 1 February 2013 6:04 PM


Silly, we need to bail out the, ''banksters'', those poor dears need their big fat bonuses. We must pay!

By Highlander | 2 February 2013 1:37 PM

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