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161 Registrations top 100,000 up 23%

01 July 2016

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 161 car sales figures for the first half of the year.  New car registrations were up + 23% (101,338) ahead on the same period last year (82,337) while the month of June saw an increase of 12% (1,626) compared to June 2015 (1,448).

In the business sector Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), are currently up 9% (867) on June last year (799) and year to date are up 26% (18,417) overall. While Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) registrations, have witnessed a decline of -29% for the month of June (112) 2016 when compared to the same month last year (157), however registrations are up 42% year to date. 

Commenting on the figurers SIMI Director General Alan Nolan said “At the start of the year we predicted that this year’s registration numbers should reach 150,000 for the first time since 2008 and these figurers keep us on track to deliver that. From today of course the focus turns to the 162 registration period. This year promises to be the first normal year of registrations since the recession and with the range of attractive offers available across all brands we are confident that 162 will also deliver in the coming months.”

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Stats in short:
• New car sales year to date (2016) -101,338 (2015) 82,337  +23%
• New car sales total June (2016)1,626 - (2015) 1,448 +12%
• Car Sales by county year to date  Click Here to download
• Hire Cars year to date (2016) 14,024  2015 (12,370) + 13%
5 Top Selling Makes for the Year 2016:
1 Volkswagen 
2 Toyota
3 Hyundai
4 Ford 
5 Nissan
5 Top Selling Models for the Year 2016
1 Hyundai Tucson      
2 Volkswagen Golf
3 Ford Focus               
4 Skoda Octavia
5 Nissan Qashqai       
• Top selling car for the month of June Toyota Yaris
• Top selling colour for the month of June is Black while year to date is Grey
• Light Commercial Vehicles sales year to date (2016) 18,417 (2015) 14,657 +26%
• Light Commercial Vehicles sales total June (2016) 867 -(2015) 799 +9%
• Heavy Goods Vehicle total sales year to date (2016) 1,790 (2015) 1,260 +42%
• Heavy Goods Vehicle sales total June (2016)112 (2015) 157 -29%

 Cars Sales by County Year to date (January-June2016)

County

2016 Units

2015 Units

% Change

2016 % Share

2015 % Share

Carlow

1221

1006

21.37%

1.2%

1.22%

Cavan

1108

930

19.14%

1.09%

1.13%

Clare

2317

1867

24.1%

2.29%

2.27%

Cork

13195

10282

28.33%

13.02%

12.49%

Donegal

2500

1941

28.8%

2.47%

2.36%

Dublin

38852

32214

20.61%

38.34%

39.12%

Galway

4044

3427

18%

3.99%

4.16%

Kerry

2292

1809

26.7%

2.26%

2.2%

Kildare

4140

3497

18.39%

4.09%

4.25%

Kilkenny

2009

1600

25.56%

1.98%

1.94%

Laois

1320

1028

28.4%

1.3%

1.25%

Leitrim

442

386

14.51%

0.44%

0.47%

Limerick

3751

2988

25.54%

3.7%

3.63%

Longford

516

435

18.62%

0.51%

0.53%

Louth

2298

1871

22.82%

2.27%

2.27%

Mayo

1978

1676

18.02%

1.95%

2.04%

Meath

3246

2489

30.41%

3.2%

3.02%

Monaghan

889

694

28.1%

0.88%

0.84%

Offaly

1339

1030

30%

1.32%

1.25%

Roscommon

1023

742

37.87%

1.01%

0.9%

Sligo

951

741

28.34%

0.94%

0.9%

Tipperary

2993

2501

19.67%

2.95%

3.04%

Waterford

2606

2060

26.5%

2.57%

2.5%

Westmeath

1539

1330

15.71%

1.52%

1.62%

Wexford

2501

1937

29.12%

2.47%

2.35%

Wicklow

2268

1856

22.2%

2.24%

2.25%

Source http://www.beepbeep.ie/stats/

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact: Teresa Noone, PR & Marketing Manager SIMI, 087 792 8844 / 01 6761690 tnoone@simi.ie