New car sales drop by over 11%

New car sales drop by over 11%

The number of new cars licenced in the year to July fell by 11.3%.

The Central Statistics Office says there were 6,164 cars licenced last month compared with 6,953 in July last year.

Over three quarters of the cars licenced were diesel.

The number of new goods vehicles, however, has increased by 13.5%.


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