Truck sales rose 123% in November of this year
The Society of the Irish Motor Industry has released new figures indicating that the commercial vehicle market is up when compared to figures from this time last year. Vans sales are up 34% in November (up 2% for year) and trucks up 123% in November (up 24% for year) compared to the same month in 2012. The sale of new cars was down 20% in November, compared to last year. So far, for the year, sales of new cars are down by 6.5%.
SIMI Director General Alan Nolan has said “This shows the new car market down 6.5% on last year and as predicted, the full year sales will finish somewhere around 74,500. On the other hand, activity in the commercial vehicle sector, which is often an indication of the overall health of the economy, has been a bit more positive with an increase in the sale of both vans and trucks which is a good sign that there is some growth in this area.”
Van sales are up 3%, from 10,739 new vans sold in 2012 to 11,007 so far this year in 2013. The most popular make is Ford which is the best selling van make so far this year. So far this year, 1,666 new trucks have been sold, an increase of 24% on last year (1,342) with Volvo being the best selling truck brand so far in 2013.