In 2006, Poland's used car imports reached 816,800 units, down 6.2%. Of these, just 18,800 were imported from non-EU countries.
In December alone, the used-car supply was at a record 81,100, rising 7.5% from the month and up 1.6% year-over-year.
The supply of used cars more than 10 years old continued to shrink at the end of December, down to 58.8% (November 2006: 59.6%). Those aged 4 to 10 years old had a 34.5% share (November 2006: 33.9%), while those aged up to four years old 6.7% (November 2006: 6.5%).
1990s cars were the most imported ones, at 78.5%.
The average declared value for used cars brought into the country last year was PLN 1,555, while the average amount of excise tax paid was PLN 855.
Volkswagen was the most imported used-car brand, followed by Opel, Ford, Audi, Renault, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, SEAT, Nissan and Peugeot.
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