German new car registrations fell 6% in November, even as production increased thanks to increased export business, the German Association of Automobile Manufacturers (VDA) said, according to Dow Jones.

Citing the VDA, Dow Jones said new car registrations slipped to 260,000 in November and fell 3% in the year to date to 3.03 million.

According to Dow Jones, the VDA said strong demand in export markets helped lift German car output from a weak October as November production rose 4% to 501,300 cars, pulled up by an 8% increase in exports.

Production in the first 11 months of 2002 was still 4% lower at 4.79 million, with exports down 1%, VDA said, according to Dow Jones.