SIMI

  • Total new car registrations for the month of April were up over 3% compared with April 2017.

    New statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show 122 new cars were registered in Mayo last month, up slightly from 118 in April 2017.

    However, new cars registered since the start of the year are down locally and nationally on the same period last year.

    In Mayo, new car sales have fallen by almost 10% in the first four months of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.

    Nationally, new cars are down 4.6% on the same period last year.

     

  • Total new car registrations for the month of August were up 3.5% compared to August last year, according to new figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.

    However, in the first 8 months of this year, new car sales were down 3.8% on the same period last year.

    In Mayo, 2,091 new cars have been registered between January and August 2018  - that's down by 3.6% year on year.

    Roscommon saw a drop of almost 11% in the number of new cars registered in the first 8 months of the year, compared to last year.

    Meanwhile, imported used cars have seen an increase of over 10% so far this year, compared to the same period last year.

    Director General of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry Alan Nolan says strong growth in used imports will continue to undermine new car sales here.

    He says the impact of low sterling  exchange rates due to Brexit will have driven used car imports to levels close to the new car sales total by the end of this year.

     

     

  • 2019 continues to be a disappointing year for the Irish motor industry, with new car registrations since January down 7% on the same period last year - according to a new report from the Society for the Irish Motor Industry.

    New car sales in Mayo and Galway from January to November are down by over 10%, and by 11.5% in Roscommon.

    1,935 new cars have been registered this year in Mayo, compared to 2,168 at the end of November last year.

    The report's authors say that, despite a small increase in November, new car registrations nationally are down 7%, while for the second year in a row, used car imports have exceeded 100,000 which is having a dampening impact on new car sales.

    3,240 new electric cars have been registered so far this year - which is almost three times the number registered last year.

    With generous incentives for customers to buy a new car in the New year across all brands, those involved in the industry are hopeful for a busy start to 2020.

     

  • New car sales in Roscommon fell by over 12% last year - almost three times the national average.

    That's according to new figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, which show total new car registrations nationally for 2018 finished over 4% down on 2017.

    1,050 new cars were registered in Roscommon in 2018, compared to over 1200 the previous year.

    In Mayo, 2168 new cars were registered last year - a drop of almost 5% on 2017.

    There was also a 5% drop in Sligo and a 3% reduction in Galway in new car registrations.

    Meanwhile, the number of used cars imported into this country exceeded the 100,000 mark for the first time .

     

    Brian Cooke, Director General Designate of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, says despite Ireland's strong economic performance last year, 2018 was very challenging for new car sales - largely as a result of Brexit and the associated weakness of sterling.

    He told Midwest News that this has led to a surge in used car imports over the last two years - and the trend is reflected across the West of Ireland.....

  • New car sales in Mayo are down over 10% in the first half of 2019, compared to this time last year.

    That's according to figures published by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, as the 192 registration now begins from today - 1st July.

    In Mayo, 1344 new cars have been registered since January - down from 1506 this time last year.

    Total new car registrations for the month of June are up 13% compared to June 2018, but new car sales nationally for the first 6 months of the year are down 7.4% on the same period last year.

    Director General of the SIMI Brian Cooke says new car sales to date this year have been disappointing....

  • Car sales in Co Mayo so far this year are down almost 9% on this time last year.

    Latest figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry shows total new car registrations for Co Mayo to date in 2019 are 1,182 - down from 1,291 this time last year -that's a drop of 8.4%.

    In Galway, there's a drop of over 10% in new car registrations so far this year, and a 13% decrease in Co Roscommon.

    However, the number of imported used cars is up almost 10% nationally, while new electric vehicle registrations continue to grow.

    So far this year, 1,437 EV cars have been registered across the country - which has surpassed the total number for the whole of 2018.

    The society's director general-designate Brian Cooke says new car sales are being dampened by Brexit uncertainty, while the increase in VRT on new cars for 2019 has also had a negative impact.

    He says the one positive in the market is the increase in the number of new electric car registrations.

  • The Society of the Irish Motor Industry official new vehicle statistics show that new car registrations for February were down 8% (13,915) when compared to February 2019 (15,069).

    Registrations this year to date are also down 5% (45,096) on the same period last year (47,439).

    Mayo had the greatest drop in new vehicle registration compared with February 2019, down 7%, followed by Galway down 5% and Roscommon down 2%.

    Only two counties across the west had an increase in new car registration compared with February of last year, Sligo with 0.2% increase and Leitrim with 17% increase.

    For the month of February 401 new electric vehicles were registered nationally compared to 325 on the same month last year up 23%.