MADRID May 3 Spanish car sales rose 10.8
percent year-on-year in April in the first increase since August
2012, boosted by a calendar effect and a sales rebate programme,
car manufacturers' association Anfac said on Friday.
Anfac said 62,317 cars were sold in April and that figures
were helped by an early Easter, which fell in March so that
April had two more working days than the previous year.
Anfac said the government subsidy scheme had boosted car
sales to individuals, though in total car sales were down 6.7
percent in the January-April period compared to the year before.
(Reporting by Sarah White)