Here’s How Many New Cars Were Sold In Kerry At The Start Of 2018

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NEW car sales in Kerry last month were down by nearly 8% on January 2017 figures according to the latest stats from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

In January there was 859 new cars sold in the county, compared to 932 in the same period last year, a drop of -7.83%.

Nationally, car sales figures for the month of January show that 181 registrations are down -4.8% (37,125) compared to January 2017 (39,003).

Light Commercials are currently up 6.3% (6,728) compared to January last year (6,329), while HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) registrations are down-11.84% (402) in comparison to January 2017 (456).

The SIMI/DoneDeal Report highlights a number of price decreases in the cost of motoring.

The average price of a new car in 2017 was 2% lower than a year earlier, while the cost of motor insurance in December 2017 was 10.9% lower than it was a year earlier.

However, the cost of fuel increased with Petrol prices up 4.2% and Diesel prices up 3.6% last year.

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