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SIMI through its Press Office keeps the public informed about the views and activities of the Irish Motor Industry by maintaining close contact with all sectors of the media.

If you have any media enquiries, please contact Teresa Noone PR & Marketing Manager at tnoone@simi.ie or call 087/7928844. or 01/6761690

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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 August, were down 21% (5,754) when compared to (7,297) August 2016, while new cars registrations year to date are down 10% (124,711) on the same period last year (138,504). 

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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) 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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Gavin Hydes was elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), yesterday at the organisation’s AGM held in (Killashee House Hotel,) Naas, Co. Kildare.

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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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The SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards in partnership with sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance were held last night at a glittering ceremony at the Clayton Hotel, Dublin 4. The awards now in their seventh year were attended by over 700 of the Motor Industry’s senior figures and guests.

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 171 car sales figures for January along with presenting their final SIMI/DoneDeal Quarterly Motor Industry Review of 2016. Alan Greene President of SIMI officially launched the report at the Clayton Hotel Dublin 4.

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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 for the month of November at 748 were down 192 cars (20%) compared to November 2015 (940) while total new car sales are up 17% (146,175) ahead on the same period last year (124,460).

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