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Why there is a surge in used-car imports

The number of second-hand vehicles being imported and registered in Ireland is at an unprecedented level.

14th October, 2006

The number of second-hand vehicles being imported and registered in Ireland is at an unprecedented level. Some industry people expect the total by the end of this year to approach 80,000 units, not that far short of half the projected new car sales of around 181,000 vehicles. The previous record was set in 1996, when the annual total was 58,608 vehicles.

These figures subsequently fell to a low of 20,212 in 2002. Since then, importations rose to 22,482 in...

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