Irish Economy
Irish Economy: Fall of 12% in new private cars licensed in February 2013
By Finfacts Team
Mar 7, 2013 - 12:32 PM

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Irish Economy: There was a fall of 12% in new private cars licensed in February 2013 according to the CSO.

There were 9,671 new private cars licensed in February 2013, compared with 10,993 in February 2012, a decrease of 12%. The number of new goods vehicles licensed in February 2013 was 1,120, down 23% from February 2012.

The licensing figures also show that:

  • In February 2013, the total number of all vehicles licensed was 16,177 compared with 17,608 in the corresponding month last year - a decrease of 8.1%.
  • The total number of all new vehicles licensed during February 2013 was 11,518 compared with 13,397 during the same month in 2012 - a decrease of 14%.
  • In February 2013, the total number of used (imported) private cars licensed was 3,717 compared with 3,312 during February 2012 - an increase of 12.2%.
  • In February 2013, of the 9,671 new private cars licensed, 2,509 (25.9%) were petrol and 7,087 (73.3%) were diesel.
  • The highest number of new private cars licensed in February 2013, classified by make, was Volkswagen (1,215) followed by Nissan (985), Ford (933) and Toyota (918).

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