The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has released its second quarter review, in association with DoneDeal, which shows a significant increase in car sales in Clare.
Car sales in Clare have increased by 25.4% for the first half of 2015 to end of June, compared with the first half of 2014. The review revealed that 1,867 cars have been sold in the county so far this year compared with just 1,489 for the same period last year.
Mark Boggan, president of SIMI, said, “The figures so far this year have been a massive boost to the industry in Clare and the dual plate has again shown it’s worth to the industry with the July figures. The dual plate has given the industry a means to structure their business better, as we continue the move towards a more stable economy. These figures will mean the motor industry continues to create employment and boost the economy in the area.”
The July figures for Clare were up 59.1% on July 2014, with 506 cars being sold last month.