November 2013 has broken the positive series for the Irish car market with a robust double digit loss. However, due to the very low market seasonality, brands and models had unchanged their position in the cumulated ranking.
October 2013 car sales in Ireland were slightly positive compared with year ago with year to date market still down by 6.1%. Due to low level of sales, models ranking was shacked and Opel Insignia soared in first place.
Affected by new plate system recently introduced, September car sales in Ireland boomed 27.1% from last year. However year to date sales were still 6.3% down. Sensational performance posted by BMW, surged in second thanks to Series 5 leadership among models.
In August 2013, the new passenger's Irish market confirmed the recovery shown in July, posting a robust 19.3% increase from last year, with year to date sales now down only 7.4%. Skoda soared in second place pushed by Rapid success.
Introduction of a new license plate system pushed Irish car customers to postpone new vehicles registration to July. The effect was that June 2013 market dropped 73.7%. The first half was already negative and ended down 20%.
The downward trend continues in May with Irish Car Market down 22.5% year on year. Nissan and KIA show positive growth. 46% of Hyundai's registered are Hire Drive Units.
Posting the 6th year-on-year decline in a string, car market in Ireland dropped a robust 22.8% from May last year. Cumulated sales were down 14.3%. Toyota overtook Volkswagen on top of the market placing 5 models in top 17th.
In April 2013 the Irish car market recorded yet another year on year drop, this time 9.0% over April 2012. Year to date is now down 13.0%. Positive Year on Year unit growth was recorded by Volkswagen, Ford, Skoda and BMW.
In March 2013 the Irish car market recorded another year on year drop, this time 10.7% over March 2012. First quarter 2013 sales dropped 13.8%. Positive unit growth was recorded by Audi, Hyundai, Kia and Seat.
The Irish car market continued its negative start to the year in February, with a drop of 7.5% on February last year. Ytd sales were down 14.9%. Following a positive January, BMW dramatically dropped, while Renault and Nissan were positive.
The Irish car market started the year with a very negative performance, with January market posting an 18.9% drop from last year. Hyundai started very well surging in 4th place with 8.8% of share. Renault dropped in 12th with 3.4% of share.
The Irish car market dropped again in the 2012 following a marginal recovery posted in the 2010 and 2011. Volkswagen outpaced Toyota for the market leadership with 12.7% of market share. Ford, leader until the 2010, was third.
The Irish car market was positive in November with sales up 13.4% from last year. However the low relevance of the month on the total year, did not influenced the year-to-date data, down 11.7%. Toyota outpaced Volkswagen by only 1 unit.
The Irish car market recovered in October with 1.661 sales, up 5.9% from last year. Year-to-date sales were 78.360, down 11.9%. Volkswagen confirmed the leadership, while Hyundai surged in 2nd position with 11% of share.
The car market in Ireland in September 2012 posted 2.485 units, down 10.5% from last year. Year-to-date sales were 76.699, down 12.3%. BMW posted a wonderful month with a share at 8.1%, thanks to 3 series leadership on the market.
In Ireland, the car market posted in August 3.095 sales, down 4.5% from last year. Year-to-date August sales were 74.203, down 12.3%. Volkswagen outpaced Toyota in the year-to-date ranking posting in August a record share of 15.6%.