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South Africa Vehicle Sales Up 7.5% For Year

South Africa Vehicle Sales Up 7.5% For Year

South African vehicle sales rebounded in July from a three-month low and sales for the past year are up 7.5 percent to 58,140, according to a Bloomberg report.

South Africa’s economy expanded in the first three months of 2013¬†at the slowest pace since a 2009 recession, the report said.

Passenger-car sales rose 6.4 percent in July from a year earlier to 40,274. Sales of light commercial vehicles such as pick-up trucks and minivans climbed 9.2 percent to 15,047, according to the Pretoria-based National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa. Vehicle exports fell 3.6 percent to 26,608.