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Rolls-Royce sales soar worldwide

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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

Sales of luxury Rolls-Royce cars, which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, soared all around the world during the first half of the year, even in Europe, which is struggling to recover from recession.

The Britain-based manufacturer said Tuesday that global sales were up 33 percent compared with the same period in 2013.

Growth was strongest in Europe, up over 60 percent. Across the Asia Pacific region, sales spiked by almost 40 percent. Middle East sales were up 30 percent, while the United States and China also had double-digit sales growth.

The company said it sold 1,968 cars in the first half of this year, compared with 1,475 in the same period last year. In the whole of 2013, it sold a total of 3,630.

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