WARSAW - New car sales in Poland increased 8.5 percent in first half of 1998 compared with the same period last year, reaching 283,758 units, according to automotive market monitoring agency Samar.
Of the total passenger cars sold, 206,551 were made locally and 77,207 imported.
Sales of light commercial vehicles fell by 14.9 percent to 11,756 in January-June compared with the same period in 1997, according to Samar's monthly report.
Sales of mid-sized commercial vehicles edged up 0.5 percent to 12,212.
Among commercial vehicles, 18,345 were made locally and 5,632 were imported.
Fiat topped the list of carmakers with 85,109 cars sold and a 30 percent market share, followed by Daewoo, which sold 77,699 passenger cars with 27.4 percent market share.