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German new car registrations rise by 19-20% in December - source

FILE PHOTO: Luxury cars are displayed at a Munich car dealer, Germany, October 7, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

HAMBURG (Reuters) - German new passenger car registrations jumped by 19-20% in December year-on-year to at least 283,300 vehicles, an industry source told Reuters on Monday.

In 2019 as a whole, registrations were up 5% to 3.61 million vehicles, the source added.

Official car registrations are due later on Monday.

Reporting by Jan Schwartz; writing by Thomas Seythal; editing by Edward Taylor and Michelle Martin

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