Monday, 15 October 2012

September car sales down 10pc on last year

THE NUMBER of cars sold by car dealerships in September was down by over 10 per cent on the previous year, according to new industry figures.

Data released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry shows a total of 2,487 passenger cars being sold in September – down by over 10.1 per cent on the 2,767 sold in the equivalent month last year.

The figures mark the seventh time so far this year that the monthly car sales figures are down compared to the previous year. Only in January (1.4 per cent) and July (8.43 per cent) were sales up from 12 months ago.

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