There Were 21 New Car Sales In Kerry Last Month

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NEW car sales in Kerry took a dip of seven percent in June compared to the same month in 2017, according to the latest official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI)

There were 21 new car sales in Kerry last month compared to 34 in June of 2017.

So far this year there were 1,841 new car sales in the first six months compared to 1,996  by the end of June 2017, a decrease of over 7%.

Total new car registrations nationally for the month of June were down 10.4% (1,255) when compared to June 2017 (1,400). Registrations year to date are 4.5% (87,151) down on the same period last year (91,215).

Commenting on the figures SIMI Director General, Alan Nolan stated “While June has seen a decline in new car registrations of 10.4%, registrations in this month are relatively small numbers as many consumers will have waited for a 182 registration number. The more relevant measure is the Year to Date figure which shows a decline of 4.5% compared to the same period in 2017. This is somewhat at odds with the growth in economic activity in the country but has to be seen in the context of the volume of used car imports which impact negatively on new car sales. Commercial vehicle registrations both light and heavy vehicles have seen some increase for the month of June, reflecting investment for businesses.

This week marks the start of the 182 sales period, and with plenty of competitive offers for consumers right across the various brands, there is something for everyone. As always our best advice to consumers is shop around to find the best deal from local dealers.”

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