Brexit still a drag on car sales despite May pick-up

SIMI director general Brian Cooke said its figures showed an improvement on May of last year, but added that sales overall this year had been disappointing

4th June, 2019
Brexit uncertainty dampening demand for new cars.

Figures from the motor industry indicate that new car sales have picked up recently, though registrations for the first five months of the year are still well below the same period last year.

The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) said there were 6,341 new cars registered in May, up 4.7 per cent on the same month last year. April’s figures had also shown an improvement, but they followed a weak start to the...

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