Latest figures

Car registrations down 6.6% in Leitrim

Registrations down 10% nationally this year

Observer Staff


Observer Staff


Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that new car registrations for the month of April were down -24% (7,865) compared to (10,381) April 2016, while new cars registrations year to date are down -10% (83,831) on the same period last year (93,205).

In Co. Leitrim, car sales to date stands at 382, down 6.6% from 409 by the same time in 2016.

Roscommon shows a drop from 958 to 848 (-11.48%)

Longford has seen a drop of 8.81% from 477 to 435

Donegal drops 18.02% from 2,325 to 1906

And Cavan fell from 3.89% to 1,012 from 1,053.

Nationally, Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) show a -25% (1,716) decrease on April 2016 (2,302) and year to date are down -13% (13,653).

While Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HGV) are also showing a decline of -25% for the month of April (235) compared to the same month last year (313) and are down -8% (1,266) year to date.