Irish Economy 2013: There were 9,306 new private cars licensed in July 2013, compared with 6,164 in July 2012, an increase of 51.0%. The CSO said it should be noted that the '132' number plate was introduced from the 1st July 2013.
The number of new goods vehicles licensed in July 2013 was 953, down 6.2% from July 2012.
The licensing figures also show that:
The licensing figures refer to vehicles taxed for road use only and classified by taxation class.
David McNamara of Davy comments - -"As expected, vehicle sales rocketed in July, rising 41.3% yoy to 7,944. New private car sales rose 51% yoy to 9,306. The introduction of the new '132' vehicle plate system meant sales plummeted in June, falling 37% yoy, but the declines have largely been offset in July. Cumulatively, the 58,800 private car sales in the year to July are still down on the 65,100 sales in the same period in 2012 --suggesting that the bounce in car sales will be spread more evenly across the second half of the year."
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