December 2012 saw fewer car registrations than December 2011, reports Gazeta Wyborcza. That spells bad news for Polish car dealers, unless they're in the business of selling luxury vehicles. All of 2012 saw 22,707 new luxury car registrations across the country, a 10 percent jump year-on-year.
In the broader car market, however, the news is almost universally bad, with 2012 registrations down 1.5 percent from the previous year to 270,600. Analysts expect that trend to continue through 2013, with forecasts of new car sales predicting a downturn of as much as six percent.
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