Kerry Motor Sales Rise By Over A Third In First Quarter Of 2016 Compared To Last Year

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UK-car-salesTHE rise in new motor sales in Kerry continued in March with 543 vehicles sold compared to 418 in the same month in 2015, a rise of 29.9%.

It’s continues the trend from the start of the year where there has been a 34% rise in new registrations compared to the first quarter of 2015, higher than the national average.

In the first three months there were 1,959 vehicles sold compared to 1,461 in the same period last year.

Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations nationally for the month of March were up 14% (21,597) compared to March 2015 (18,933). Total new car registrations year to date (82,882) are currently 28% ahead of the same period last year (64,519).

Commenting on the figurers SIMI Director General Alan Nolan said: “The increase in new car sales has continued for the month of March. While the stats show a lower percentage increase for the month it is important to put this into context, as the sales period for March 2016 had two trading days less than in 2015, with Easter having fallen in April last year. Even with this, the increase in sales across all sectors has continued upwards and it is encouraging to see consumers and businesses investing in their vehicles again.”

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