There were 516 new cars sold in the first half of the year in Longford, according to the latest figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry ( SIMI). This was an increase of 18.62% on last year’s figures.
The figures show that nationwide new car registrations were up + 23% (101,338) ahead on the same period last year (82,337) while the month of June saw an increase of 12% (1,626) compared to June 2015 (1,448).
In neighbouring county Leitrim, 442 cars were sold in the first half of this year compared to 386 last year, an increase of 14.51%. In Roscommon, 1023 cars were sold from January to June 2016, compared to 742 last year, a huge increase of 38%. Over the road in Cavan, 1130 cars were sold in the county in the first half of the year compared to 930 last year, an increase of 19%. And finally in Westmeath 1539 cars were sold from January to June 2016, an increase of 15.7%.