There was a 24% decrease in the number of new cars registered in May 2020 compared with the same time last year in County Mayo. May 2019 saw 1,337 new car registrations in Mayo but this figure has declined to 1,016. To date, 1.96% of cars registered in Ireland were registered in Mayo.
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) today released their official new vehicle statistics. New car registrations for May declined 72.3% (1,751) when compared to May 2019 (6,320). Retailer’s showrooms remained closed until the 18th of May, as a result of Covid-19 impacting heavily on sales. Registrations year to date are down 34.6% (51,904) on the same period last year (79,350).
The commercial vehicle sector was also impacted. Light Commercials vehicles (LCV) down 70.3% (510) compared to May last year (1,717) and year to date are down 31.3% (10,016). HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) registrations are down 69.8% (90) in comparison to May 2019 (298). Year to date HGV’s are down 23.2% (1141).
Used car imports for May (857) seen a decrease of 90.8% on May 2019 (9,347). While year to date imports are down 58.9% (18,525) on 2019 (45,066).
The 5 Top Selling Car Brands in 2020 were:
April 2020 saw 996 new cars registered in Mayo, a drop of 21.94% compared to the same period last year where 1,276 cars were sold.