New Car Sales In Kerry Last Month Almost On A Par With June 2016

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NEW car sales in Kerry last month were almost on a par with the June 2016 figures, according to official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

There were 34 new cars sold in June compared with 35 sold in the same month last year, a fall of just -2.86%.

So far this year there has been 1,993 new car sales jn the county compared to 2,292 from in the first six months of 2016, a fall of -13.05%.

Nationally, 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).

The Commercial vehicle sector has also seen a decrease with Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) registrations down -21% (687) on June 2016 (866) and year to date are down -14% (15,784). While Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HGV) are showing a decline of -18% for the month of June (88) compared to the same month last year (108) and are down -11% (1,590) year to date.

Commenting on the figures SIMI Director General, Alan Nolan said: “As we had anticipated, the first half of the year has seen a decline in registrations in all sectors. As the Industry’s now turns it focus to the 172 registration period which commenced on the 1st of July, we would anticipate that sales in the second half of the year should keep us on track to reach the 132,000 total that was predicted at the start of the year.”

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