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June Registrations down 14%

03 July 2017

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of June, were down -14% (1,397) when compared to (1,623) June 2016, while new cars registrations year to date are down -10% (91,189) on the same period last year (101,327). 
 
The Commercial vehicle sector has also seen a decrease with Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) registrations down -21% (687) on June 2016 (866) and year to date are down -14% (15,784). While Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HGV) are showing a decline of -18% for the month of June (88) compared to the same month last year (108) and are down -11% (1,590) year to date.
 
Commenting on the figures SIMI Director General, Alan Nolan said: ”As we had anticipated, the first half of the year has seen a decline in registrations in all sectors. As the Industry’s now turns it focus to the 172 registration period which commenced on the 1st of July, we would anticipate that sales in the second half of the year should keep us on track to reach the 132,000 total that was predicted at the start of the year.”
 
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Stats in short:
  • New car sales year to date (2017) 91,189 v (2016) 101,327 -10%
  • New car sales total June (2017) 1,397 v (2016) 1,623 14%
  • Light Commercial Vehicles sales year to date (2017) 15,784 v (2016) 18,401 -14%
  • Light Commercial Vehicles sales total June (2017) 687 v (2016) 866 -21%
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle total sales year to date (2017) 1590 v (2016) 1,787 -11%
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle sales total June (2017) 88 v (2016) 108 -18% 
  • 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 June: BMW 5 Series
  •  Table below shows new car registrations by county year to date (January-June 2017)

    New Car Registrations By County

    Year to date. Exported on 3rd July 2017

    County

    2017 Units

    2016 Units

    % Change

    2017 % Share

    2016 % Share

    Carlow

    1081

    1221

    -11.47

    1.19%

    1.21%

    Cavan

    1057

    1106

    -4.43

    1.16%

    1.09%

    Clare

    1980

    2311

    -14.32

    2.17%

    2.28%

    Cork

    11650

    13178

    -11.6

    12.79%

    13.02%

    Donegal

    2032

    2497

    -18.62

    2.23%

    2.47%

    Dublin

    37022

    38804

    -4.59

    40.65%

    38.35%

    Galway

    3431

    4041

    -15.1

    3.77%

    3.99%

    Kerry

    1992

    2282

    -12.71

    2.19%

    2.26%

    Kildare

    3693

    4139

    -10.78

    4.06%

    4.09%

    Kilkenny

    1711

    2009

    -14.83

    1.88%

    1.99%

    Laois

    1093

    1318

    -17.07

    1.20%

    1.30%

    Leitrim

    397

    442

    -10.18

    0.44%

    0.44%

    Limerick

    3210

    3738

    -14.13

    3.52%

    3.69%

    Longford

    454

    516

    -12.02

    0.50%

    0.51%

    Louth

    1926

    2294

    -16.04

    2.11%

    2.27%

    Mayo

    1636

    1973

    -17.08

    1.80%

    1.95%

    Meath

    2744

    3242

    -15.36

    3.01%

    3.20%

    Monaghan

    728

    889

    -18.11

    0.80%

    0.88%

    Offaly

    1140

    1338

    -14.8

    1.25%

    1.32%

    Roscommon

    904

    1021

    -11.46

    0.99%

    1.01%

    Sligo

    828

    950

    -12.84

    0.91%

    0.94%

    Tipperary

    2571

    2979

    -13.7

    2.82%

    2.94%

    Waterford

    2409

    2605

    -7.52

    2.65%

    2.57%

    Westmeath

    1324

    1538

    -13.91

    1.45%

    1.52%

    Wexford

    2067

    2501

    -17.35

    2.27%

    2.47%

    Wicklow

    1987

    2265

    -12.27

    2.18%

    2.24%