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Australia: New car sales up 0.1 pt in February


New car sales in Australia went up only 0.1 percent in February, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Monday.  Overall 92,799 new vehicles were sold last month in Australia – after a 3.5 percent market contraction in January when 92,706 new vehicles were sold. By region, the Western Australia are announced the largest increase in car sales (up by 4.1 ...
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