JOHANNESBURG – South African new-vehicle sales declined 9.4% in January to 47,296 units from 52,212 year-ago, the National Assn. of Automobile Manufacturers reports. New-car deliveries fell 14.6% to 30,483 units from 35,687 in like-2007. The January result was the first time since 2003 new-vehicle sales have fallen in the year’s first month. “From a seasonal perspective, January normally represents a relatively strong sales month as buyers, particularly new-car purchasers, seek to ...

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