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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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Figures released today from SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that new car sales continue to show signs of growth, with the month of November registering a 12% (782) increase compared with this month last year (701). Total new car sales 95,989 show an increase of 30% on 2013 (73,454). 

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Figures just released from SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that car sales were up 21% for the month of October (2,042) compared with this month last year (1,692). So far this year, 95,217 new cars have been sold, an increase of 30% on 2013 (73,454).  This is the first time in 5 years (2009 56,315) that new car sales have reached 95,000. 

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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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