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May Registrations down but Industry optimistic for 172

01 June 2017

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today released their official statistics for the month of May, showing that new car registrations were down -8% (5,991) compared to (6,449) May 2016, while new cars registrations year to date are down -10% (89,791) on the same period last year (99,704). 

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) show a decrease of -19% (1,461) on May 2016 (1,819) and year to date are down -14% (15,098). While Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HGV) are also showing a decline of -15% for the month of May (259) compared to the same month last year (306) and are down -9% (1,524) year to date.

Commenting on the figures SIMI Director General, Alan Nolan said:” With the first 5 months of the year now behind us, the decline in registrations across all sectors has been a noticeable trend reflecting the unpredictable nature of the market at present. As we near the end of the 171 registration period, there will undoubtedly be incentives to purchase a new car before the end of June. Notwithstanding this the Industry and consumers are turning their focus to the second registration plate, which since its introduction has seen the proportion of the full year market occurring in the second half of the year increasing significantly. This year we will again see each brand offer innovative packages to encourage the purchase of new 172 cars. The Wexford Motor Show taking place this weekend, and the Drogheda Motor Show taking place the weekend of the 16th of June, will give consumers the ideal opportunity to shop locally and ensure they can get the best possible deal on any new car”.

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Stats in short:

  • New car sales year to date (2017) 89,791 v (2016) 99,704 -10%
  • New car sales total May (2017) 5,991 v (2016) 6,499 -8%
  • Light Commercial Vehicles sales year to date (2017) 15,098 v (2016) 17,535 -14%
  • Light Commercial Vehicles sales total May (2017) 1,461 v (2016) 1,819 -20%
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle total sales year to date (2017) 1,524 v (2016) 1,679 -9%
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle sales total May (2017) 259 v (2016) 306 -15%
  • 5 Top Selling Car Brands Year to Date were:
    1 Volkswagen,2 Toyota,3 Hyundai,4 Ford, 5 Nissan
  • 5 Top car model’s year to date were:
    1 Hyundai Tucson, 2 Nissan Qashqai, 3 Skoda Octavia, 4 Volkswagen Golf, 5 Ford Focus
  • Top Selling Car Month of May: Volkswagen Polo
  • Table below shows new car registrations by county year to date (January-May 2017) Click to Download

Passenger Cars by County
Year to date. Exported on 1st June 2017

County

2017 Units

2016 Units

% Change

2017 % Share

2016 % Share

Carlow

1073

1213

-11.54%

1.19%

1.22%

Cavan

1049

1097

-4.38%

1.17%

1.1%

Clare

1960

2287

-14.3%

2.18%

2.29%

Cork

11480

12968

-11.47%

12.78%

13.01%

Donegal

2011

2477

-18.81%

2.24%

2.48%

Dublin

36421

38110

-4.43%

40.56%

38.22%

Galway

3405

4002

-14.92%

3.79%

4.01%

Kerry

1953

2257

-13.47%

2.18%

2.26%

Kildare

3655

4076

-10.33%

4.07%

4.09%

Kilkenny

1701

1975

-13.87%

1.89%

1.98%

Laois

1078

1307

-17.52%

1.2%

1.31%

Leitrim

394

436

-9.63%

0.44%

0.44%

Limerick

3148

3698

-14.87%

3.51%

3.71%

Longford

448

496

-9.68%

0.5%

0.5%

Louth

1896

2257

-15.99%

2.11%

2.26%

Mayo

1622

1951

-16.86%

1.81%

1.96%

Meath

2713

3191

-14.98%

3.02%

3.2%

Monaghan

724

882

-17.91%

0.81%

0.88%

Offaly

1122

1316

-14.74%

1.25%

1.32%

Roscommon

882

1008

-12.5%

0.98%

1.01%

Sligo

819

938

-12.69%

0.91%

0.94%

Tipperary

2545

2949

-13.7%

2.83%

2.96%

Waterford

2381

2575

-7.53%

2.65%

2.58%

Westmeath

1309

1523

-14.05%

1.46%

1.53%

Wexford

2049

2471

-17.08%

2.28%

2.48%

Wicklow

1955

2244

-12.88%

2.18%

2.25%


For Further Information:
Teresa Noone – SIMI 087 792 8844 /01 6761690  tnoone@simi.ie
PR & Marketing Manager