The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) issued the official 161 car sales figures for the first half of the year.
New car registrations were up + 23% (101,338) ahead on the same period last year (82,337) while the month of June saw an increase of 12% (1,626) compared to June 2015 (1,448).
In the business sector Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), are currently up 9% (867) on June last year (799) and year to
date are up 26% (18,417) overall.
Interestingly, the only fall in sales reported was in that of Heavy Goods Vehicles. The sales here totaled 112 in June 2016 against 157 in the same period in 2015. That represents a 29% fall in that sector.
While Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) registrations, have witnessed a decline of -29% for the month of June (112) 2016 when compared to the same month last year (157), however registrations are up 42% year to date.
Commenting on the figurers SIMI Director General Alan Nolan said “At the start of the year we predicted that this year’s registration numbers should reach 150,000 for the first time since 2008 and these figures keep us on track to deliver that.
“Now the focus turns to the 162 registration period. This year promises to be the first normal year of registrations since the recession and with the range of attractive offers available across all brands we are confident that 162 will also deliver in the coming months,” said Mr. Nolan.
Stats in short:
New car sales year to date (2016) -101,338 (2015) 82,337 +23% New car sales total June (2016)1,626 – (2015) 1,448 +12% Hire Cars year to date (2016) 14,024 2015 (12,370) + 13% Five Top Selling Makes for the Year 2016: Volkswagen; Toyota; Hyundai; Ford;
The Top Five Selling Models for the Year 2016: Hyundai Tucson; Volkswagen Golf; Ford Focus; Skoda Octavia and Nissan Qashqai.
Top selling car for the month of June Toyota Yaris
Top selling colour for the month of June is Black while year to date is Grey
Light Commercial Vehicles sales year to date (2016) 18,417 (2015) 14,657 +26%
Light Commercial Vehicles sales total June (2016) 867 -(2015) 799 +9%
Heavy Goods Vehicle total sales year to date (2016) 1,790 (2015) 1,260 +42%
Heavy Goods Vehicle sales total June (2016)112 (2015) 157 -29%