January 4, 2018 / 11:02 AM / a year ago

Poland's Dec new car registrations up 3 pct yr/yr

WARSAW, Jan 4 (Reuters) - New car registrations in Poland rose by 3.2 percent last month from a year earlier, data showed on Thursday, helped by corporate purchases.

Registrations of cars, vans and small trucks totalled 51,161, marking a 33th consecutive month of annual growth.

New registrations in the whole 2017 were up 14 percent, the data from the private Samar research institute showed, reflecting strong consumer demand.

Top-selling car models this year have been Fabia and Octavia produced by Skoda, the Czech subsidiary of Volkswagen , followed by the Opel Astra, produced by Opel AG, and Volkswagen Golf.

Registrations in December were up 11 percent from November. Samar said institutional clients led the year-on-year growth in registrations. (Reporting by Marcin Goclowski; Editing by Keith Weir)

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