Reports show that there has been little improvement in Car Sales in Northern Ireland, an important economic indicator. Results indicate that car sales showed little growth this previous year in Northern Ireland, growing less than any other United Kingdom Region in fact. Unfortunately, these figures indicate that the Northern Ireland economy remains weak and in comparison to other parts of the UK, is lagging significantly behind.
Northern Ireland have had the lowest car sales growth in the UK
The number of cars that were registered in Northern Ireland in 2012 was up by just 0.6 percent from 2011, compared to the 5 percent growth shown in England, 7 percent growth in Wales and a very respectable 9 percent jump in Scotland. Sales are actually shown to be down by around one third from 5 years ago in 2007, when there were almost 69,000 cars registered.
These figures were put together by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. They indicate that 47,519 cars in total were registered in Northern Ireland. The number one car in Northern Ireland has changed from 2007 when it was the Renault Megane to the Ford Fiesta, with 2,260 Fiesta’s registered. The model has climbed from fourth place, where it was in 2007 behind the Renault Megane.
Lets hope 2013 is a great year for car sales for the whole of the UK
Lets hope that this year proves to be a lot more successful for Northern Ireland’s economy, in fact in all of the UK’s economy, with regards to everything, not just car sales, although they of course play a big part in our Countries economic growth. Another year of little growth of car sales in Northern Ireland could be drastic for the country. A great boost in the economy is exactly what our country needs, lets hope that 2013 is a promising year!