Written Answers. - Sales of New Motor Vehicles.

William Cotter

Ceist:

45 Mr. Cotter asked the Minister for Finance if he will outline on a month by month basis for 1989 and 1990, the sales of new motor vehicles, and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The available statistics relating to new motor vehicles are compiled by the Central Statistics Office on the basis of registration with the motor taxation authorities rather than on the basis of sales. The monthly figures for registrations of new motor vehicles in 1989, and those published thus far in 1990, are as follows:

1989

1990

January

13,518

15,922

February

10,283

11,220

March

10,015

11,596

April

9,629

12,325

May

12,256

13,544

June

10,941

10,716

July

9,325

10,554*

August

8,413

8,479*

September

7,423

6,872

October

6,216

November

4,766

December

2,460

*Provisional