New car registrations for the month of February down 11.1% (15,128) when compared to February 2018 (17,011). Registrations year to date are also down 12.2% (47,425) on the same period last year (54,034).
In Leitrim, new car registrations fell by 25.78% from 225 in the period January-February last year to 167 for the same period this year.
Official statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) also show that nationally the total new electric car registrations for the month of February have shown a significant increase with 330 registered in comparison to just 72 in the same month last year.
Year to date 1,129 have been registered in the first two months of this year, which has almost surpassed the total sales for the whole of 2018 (1,233).