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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 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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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued their third Quarterly Motor Industry Review for 2016 in association with DoneDeal, at the SIMI National Retailers Conference held in Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. The SIMI/DoneDeal Report highlights the strong performance in the first half of the year for the Industry followed by a slowing down of new car sales from August onwards. 

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 162 car sales figures for the month of October. Total new car registrations Year to Date (145,433) are up 21,913 units or +18%, on the same period last year (123,520).However new car registrations for the month of October (2,243) decreased by 316 units or -12% compared to October 2015 (2,559).

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 162 car sales figures for the month of September which saw 162 registrations decrease by -1.4% (4,698) compared to September 2015 (4,766). Total New car registrations year to date are up 18% (143,205) ahead on the same period last year (120,961).

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) are up 20% (26,171) year to date, while the month of September has seen a slight increase of 3% (1,634) in comparison to the same month last year (1,582). Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) registrations, have recorded a 16% increase for the month of September (213) 2016 when compared to September last year (184), with registrations up 38% year to date (2,646). 

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Today the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) issued the official 162 car registrations for the month of August showing an increase of 14% (7,313) when compared to August 2015 (6,400), while the total new car sales are up 19% (138,538) compared to the same period last year (116,195).

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued their second Quarterly Motor Industry Review of 2016 in association with DoneDeal. The SIMI/DoneDeal report highlights the strong performance that the Motor Industry has made in the first half of 2016 with the Exchequer collecting €978.4 million in VRT and VAT receipts from new and used car sales in the first half of 2016, which is 28.5% higher than the same period in 2015. Although there has been some deceleration as the year has progressed, the economic outlook is still positive with total car sales forecast to reach 152,000 by the end of the year.  

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued the official 161 car sales figures for the first half of the year. New car registrations were up + 23% (101,338) ahead on the same period last year (82,337) while the month of June saw an increase of 12% (1,626) compared to June 2015 (1,448).

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The Society of the Irish Motor Industry today hosted its 3rd annual Women@SIMI event in conjunction with its sponsor Bank of Ireland Finance in the Conrad Hotel Dublin 2.

Women@SIMI provides a platform for professional females from a variety of counties, representing different sectors such as the Heavy Goods Vehicles, Vehicle Body Repairers, Franchise Retailers, Distributors etc to meet, network and share their experiences in what is otherwise viewed as a traditional male dominated environment.

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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 up 10% (10,408) compared to (9,451) April 2015, while new cars registrations year to date are up 26% (93,240) on the same period last year (73,970). 

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STRICT EMBARGO ON ALL MATERIAL 6:00AM 20TH APRIL 2016
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today issued their first Quarterly Motor Industry Review in association with DoneDeal for 2016. The SIMI/DoneDeal report highlights the progress that the Motor Industry has made so far this year while presenting an outlook for the coming year. 

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