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Motoring Press Releases

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 Suzanne Sheridan Press Office at suzanne@simi.ie or call 086/7398792. or 01/6761690

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  •  Car sales to exceed 95,000 in 2014 
  •  €902million contributed to the Exchequer from new and used car sales
  •  142 plate delivers increased activity in Q3
  •  Employment in Motor Industry increases by 4,200 jobs
  •  New car sales could potentially get close to 120,000 in 2015
  •  Further new jobs forecast for the Motor Industry in 2015 
  •  Petrol, Diesel and new car prices down in 2014
  •  Motor insurance rises by 6.7% in 2014

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has underlined the need for stability in their pre-Budget submission to the Government as the sector continues to try and get back on its feet.

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Figures just released from SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that this year, new car registrations have generated an extra €171 million in revenue compared to the same period last year.

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New car sales continue to grow in 2014 with a strong start to the 142 registration period. Sales in July (18,776)  saw a 61% increase on the same month last year (11,620), the first year of the new dual registration plate. July 2014 was the best July on record for vehicle registrations. So far this year, 84,474 new cars have been sold, an increase of 30% (19,571) on 2013 and 10,000 more cars than were registered in the whole of last year.

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), in association with DoneDeal, has released the Second Quarter Motor Industry Review for 2014. The Review, compiled by Economist Jim Power using data from SIMI and DoneDeal, covers all aspects of the Motor Industry including sales, job creation, fuel prices and vehicle safety.

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4,264 new cars were registered yesterday, on the first day of the new 142 registration plate. 

This compares to 1,924 on the first day last year. SIMI had previously outlined its hopes that more than 4,000 cars would be registered in the first week of the new 142 year. 

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Today is the first day of the new '142' registration plate, which means a new registration period for new car sales. Around 4,000 new cars are expected to be sold in the first week of the new 142 registration. 

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New car sales continue to grow in 2014 with May seeing a 6% increase on May last year. So far this year, 64,031 new cars have been sold, an increase of 12,481 on 2013.

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Dublin native James Brooks has been elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, the representative body for Vehicle manufacturers/distributors, Franchise Dealerships, Independent garages and many other businesses in the Motor Industry in Ireland. 

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), in association with DoneDeal, has released the First Quarter Motor Industry Review for 2014. The review, compiled by economist Jim Power using data from SIMI and DoneDeal, looks at all aspects of the motor industry and the socio-economic impacts on the area over the past several years and specifically for the first quarter of 2014. 

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