Bulgaria's New Car Sales Drop by over 50% Year-on-Year

Business | August 11, 2009, Tuesday // 17:28|  views

Toyota remains the most popular car brand on the Bulgarian market. Photo by BGNES

The sales of new cars, trucks, and buses in Bulgaria fell in July 2009 by the staggering 52,4% compared to July 2008.

This becomes clear from the data released Tuesday by the Union of Car Importers.

In July 2008, a total of 5 306 new vehicles were sold in Bulgaria, whereas in July 2009 their number went down to 2 524.

A total of 17 376 new cars, trucks, and buses were sold in Bulgaria in the first seven months of 2009 compared to 35 495 new vehicles that were sold in the same period of 2008. This is a decline of 51,05%.

Toyota remains the most popular car brand in Bulgaria with a total of 1 815 new cars sold since the beginning of 2009. Volkswagen is second with 1 674 sales, followed by Peugeot (1 477 sales) and Opel (1 475 sales).

Mercedes has sold 234 new trucks in Bulgaria in 2009 so far, followed by Iveco with 156 trucks, and Man with 78.


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