Record-breaking car sales in January

Sales to private consumers 14.5 percent higher than same month last year

February 7th, 2013 12:11 pm| by admin
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After a dismal December, car sales boomed in January, making it a record-breaking month.

DR news reported that car sales were 14.5 percent higher this January than the year before, with 14,746 new cars rolling onto the streets.

January was the first month since October 2012 that van sales increased, though its rate of increase could not match the cars and only 25 more vans were sold this January than last.

“Our experience is that demand is very high and that the market is dominated by private consumers buying new cars in order to lower transport costs,” Bent Mikkelsen, managing director of De Danske Bilimportører, a car importer's association, told DR.

Mikkelsen added that new vehicle demand from businesses is far lower than private consumers, however.

“Sales to businesses were low in January but the high private demand more than made up for the lacking business sales. The trend is worrying, however, so we will be watching the development in the coming months,” Mikkelsen said.

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