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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the Q2 Motor Industry Review of 2017 in association with DoneDeal, along with the SIMI official 172 registration statistics.

The review outlined that new car sales in the first half of 2017 (totalled 91,185) declined by 10% when compared to new cars sold during the first half of 2016. The SIMI/DoneDeal report highlighted that a combination of factors, including rising housing, rental and health insurance costs and uncertainty surrounding Brexit, were affecting disposable income spending and making consumers cautious about purchasing big-ticket items such as new cars.

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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). 

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) hosted its 4th annual Women@SIMI event in conjunction with its sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance recently in the InterContinental Dublin.

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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). 

 

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of April were down -24% (7,865) compared to (10,381) April 2016, while new cars registrations year to date are down -10% (83,831) on the same period last year (93,205).

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of March were -7.49% (19,916) compared to (21,529) March 2016, while new cars registrations year to date are down  -8.28% (75,967 ) on the same period last year (82,824). 

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) show an -8.41% (3,116) decrease on March 2016 (3,402) and year to date are -10.66% (13,414). While Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HGV) are also -3.49% for the month of March (304) compared to the same month last year (315) and is -2.74% year to date.

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Today the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) released its official statistics for the month of February which show that new car registrations were down -21% (17,128) compared to the same month in 2016 (21,573). With the total new car registrations for 2017 down -8% (56,110) on the same period last year (61,295).

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the year 2016 (146,672) finished 17.5% ahead of 2015 (124,804). The month of December registrations were up 45% (499) compared with the same month in 2015 (344).   

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Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations were down 14% (1,449) last month when compared to June 2014 (1,684). However, new car registrations for the first six months of the year are currently up 25% (82,337) on the same period last year. 

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As you may already be aware, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport announced changes to the driver licensing system that apply to newly qualified novice drivers and first time learner permit holders. 

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