ISRAEL: November car sales still strong
The difference between the deliveries data and the import data indicates the growth or decrease of the importers' stock. Stocks are being replenished. During the first 11 months of 2000 161,765 vehicles were delivered to customers up 27.2% on the year before. That number is higher than the official registration numbers, which are published in the second half of the month, due to certain bodies that have their own registration systems and are not included in the official data of the cars importers association.
According to the data from Finance Ministry during the first 11 months of the year 137,235 cars were imported to Israel - up 33% YTD at a value of US$1.236 billion.