DUBLIN: New car registrations in Ireland posted an annual fall of 14% in July, a key month for sales in the nation, the place registration plates change each year on Jan. 1 and July 1, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry said.
New car registrations in the year to the tip of July have been down 30% in comparison with the identical interval last year, whereas used car imports for the year thus far have been down 50%, the business physique said.
“While the July registration period did bring much needed activity back to showrooms, new car sales continue to disappoint,” the society’s director common Brian Cooke said in a press release.
Irish retail sales rose 3.5% year-on-year in June, knowledge confirmed last week, the primary annual improve because the coronavirus lockdown, as pent-up demand led to giant will increase in many classes, at the same time as components of the financial system remained closed.
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