Private Car Registrations 2000-2012 (March) Interactive Analysis
The following interactive table provides an overview of new private car registrations between 2000 and March 2012. This data provides an interesting insight into how the economic climate along with government interventions has impacted the automotive market over the last twelve years.
The table is broken into three sections that detail the following:
• Car Registrations by Year, by Fuel Type
• Car Registrations by Month, by Fuel Type
• Actual and Percentage Change in Car Registrations by Fuel Type (for 12 Months Previous and from 2007).
Overall, the new car market has expanded and contracted twice over the lifespan of this dataset. First in 2000 where in the year 225,269 new cars were registered and secondly 2007 in what is considered the celtic tiger peak where 180,785 new cars were registered. In comparison to March 2007 there were 59.4% less cars sold in March 2012.
There was a gradual decline in sales since the peak of 2007 the market bottom in 2009, in August 2009 there were 76.1 less new car registrations than the same period in 2007. Total car registrations in 2009 were 54,432 compared to 180,754 in 2007.
Since 2007 there has been a gradual recovery with car registrations in 2011 climbing to 86,932. What is interesting about this increase is the shift in car type. A combination of emission based tax bands and the need for a more economical approach to motoring has seen a surge in the number of lower emission, economical diesel engine cars registered. In January 2009 there was a record number of diesel cars registered (9,423) and since then diesel engines have begun to dominate the market with 68% of all new cars registered since 2009 a diesel.
Explore and examine the interactive tables below to extract more facts and figures.
Data sourced from CSO Statbank.