The number of imported private cars surged 37.7 percent in the first six months of the year to 96,989 compared with the same period last year, according to data released by the Israel Tax Authority on Tuesday.
During the month of June, the number of imported private cars more than doubled from 11,700 in June last year to 23,448.
At the same time, the number of imported cars for commercial use fell 9.6% to 5,717 in the January to June 2007 period. Still in June, the import of commercial cars rose 19% to 1,406 compared with 1,183 last year.
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