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Volkswagen, compact cars dominate German new car registrations in April


BERLIN, (Xinhua) -- New car registrations in Germany declined by nearly 4 percent in April, for the first time in the last five months, official data showed on Monday.

According to Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in Flensburg, 274,097 passenger cars were registered in April, 3.6 percent less than in the same month of the previous year. This was the first drop since December 2013.

Analysts attributed the drop partly to calendar reasons, as the Easter holiday fell in April this year, while it was in March in 2013.

Over the first four months, new car registrations increased by 2.9 percent compared with the previous year, and stood at 985,850 units.

In April, Volkswagen dominated the market, accounting for 22.1 percent of the total new registrations, followed by Audi and Mercedes, each with a share of 9.4 percent.

KBA statistics showed that compact autos were the most popular in German market. In April, compact cars accounted for 25.6 percent of the total new registrations.




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