Large drop in the purchase of new cars in the last 12 months in Shannonside Region

There has been approximately 1500 new cars registered since the beginning of 2018 according to The Society of Irish Motor Industry in the Shannonside region.

However, there has been a large drop in new cars purchased throughout the region compared to 2017.

Leitrim saw the largest drop with a 16.92% decline with 167 new cars registered in January, followed by Westmeath with a 10.02% decline.

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386 new cars were bought in Roscommon, which was also 10% decline on last year while Longford car sales showed the lowest level of decline with a 3.28% change at 236.