A total of 226,300 new cars were registered in Germany
Frankfurt - AFP
New car registrations in Germany, a key measure of demand in one of the most important sectors of Europe's top economy, rose in August, data showed on Wednesday.
A total of 226,300 new cars were registered last month, an increase of 6.2 percent compared with the figure for the same month last year, according to data compiled by the federal transport office KBA and released by the VDIK carmakers' federation.
Compared to the first eight months of 2014, sales were up by 5.6 percent to 2.135 million vehicles, the data showed.
"The positive trend on the car market is continuing," VDIK said in a statement.