Bulgaria's New Car Sales Collapse by over 60% in August 2009Business | September 13, 2009, Sunday // 16:27| views
Opel is the third most popular car brand on the Bulgarian market. Photo by BGNES
The sales of new cars in Bulgaria in August 2009 dropped by the staggering 60% compared to number of cars in the same month of the previous year.
This becomes clear from data of the Union of Car Importers released Sunday.
Only 1 812 new vehicles were sold in Bulgaria in August 2009 compared to 4 431 sales in August 2008. August is also the month with the smallest number of new car sales since the beginning of 2009.
A total of 18 493 new cars were sold in Bulgaria in the first eight months of 2009 compared to 37 003 in the same period of 2008, which a decrease of over 50%.
The Japanese brand Toyota retains it place as the most popular car on the Bulgarian market with 243 vehicles sold in August, and 2 058 since the beginning of 2009 (a market share of 11,3%). Volkswagen is second with 124 sales in August, and 1 798 in 2009 so far (a market share of 9,72%). OPEL is third with 1 703 sales in the first eight months of 2009 (a market share of 9,21%).
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