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Strong Outlook for Motor Industry In Ireland

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More good new for the motor industry as the official statistics released last week by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) shows that new car registrations for the month of September were up 23% (4,787) compared to (3,899) September 2014 and are currently up 30% (121,114) for the year 2015.

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) were up 16% (1,584) on September 2014 (1,366) and year to date are up 49% (21,645) overall. While Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) are up 21% for the month of September (184) compared to the same month last year (152) and are up 10% year to date.

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Commenting on the figurers SIMI Director General Alan Nolan said “Like most retail sectors the Industry continues to show increased activity across all sectors and provided there are no Budgetary changes that will affect the Industry negatively we should continue to see growth in sales and employment in the Motor Industry for 2016.”

 

  • New car sales year to date 2015 121,114 V 2014 93,151 +30%
  • New car sales total September 2015 4,787 v 2014 3,899 +23%
  • Light Commercial Vehicles sales year to date 2015 21,645 v 2014 14,563 +49%
  • Light Commercial Vehicles sales total September 2015 1,584 v 2014 1,366  +16%
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle total sales year to date 2015 1909 v 2014 1714 +11%
  • Heavy Goods Vehicle sales total September 2015 184 V 152 2014 +21%