Irish Economy
Irish new cars licensed in the first quarter of 2013 down 14.1%
By Finfacts Team
Apr 8, 2013 - 3:32 PM

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The number of Irish new cars licensed in the first quarter of 2013 was down 14.1% on the same period in 2012 according to the Central Statistics Office today - -  down 5,079 from 36,081.

There were 10,596 new private cars licensed in March 2013, compared with 10,581 in March 2012, an increase of 0.1%. The number of new goods vehicles licensed in March 2013 was 1,057, down 8.5% from March 2012.

The licensing figures also show that:

  • In March 2013, the total number of all vehicles licensed was 17,600 compared with 17,171 in the corresponding month last year – an increase of 2.5%;
  • The total number of all new vehicles licensed during March 2013 was 12,452 compared with 12,568 during the same month in 2012 - a decrease of 0.9%;
  • In March 2013, the total number of used (imported) private cars licensed was 4,113 compared with 3,642 during March 2012 - an increase of 12.9%;
  • In March 2013, of the 10,596 new private cars licensed, 3,086 (29.1%) were petrol and 7,464 (70.4%) were diesel;
  • The highest number of new private cars licensed in March 2013, classified by make, was Volkswagen (1,215) followed by Nissan (1,067), Toyota (992) and Ford (853).

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