April motor sales drop
by 13.6 %

There were 8,113 new private cars licensed in April 2013, compared with 9,388 in April 2012, a decrease of 13.6%.

There were 8,113 new private cars licensed in April 2013, compared with 9,388 in April 2012, a decrease of 13.6%.

According to the last statistics from the CSO, the number of new goods vehicles licensed in April 2013 was 1,129, up 7.8% from April 2012.

In April 2013, the total number of all vehicles licensed was 15,567 compared with 15,417 in the corresponding month last year – an increase of 1.0%. See Table 1 below.

The total number of all new vehicles licensed during April 2013 was 10,057 compared with 11,263 during the same month in 2012 - a decrease of 10.7%.

In April 2013, the total number of used (imported) private cars licensed was 4,398 compared with 3,193 during April 2012 - an increase of 37.7%.

In April 2013, of the 8,113 new private cars licensed, 2,115 (26.1%) were petrol and 5,950 (73.3%) were diesel. See Table 2A below.

The highest number of new private cars licensed in April 2013, classified by make, was Volkswagen (1,138) followed by Toyota (942), Ford (675) and Renault (624).