Dáil Éireann - Volume 451 - 05 April, 1995

Written Answers. - Car Sales

67. Mr. Callely asked the Minister for Finance the total number of new car sales for the period 1 January 1995, to 31 March 1995; if he will give a monthly breakdown of all motor vehicle sales in this period; the comparative figures for 1994; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7047/95]

Minister for Finance (Mr. Quinn): The information requested is not yet available for March 1995. The number of new category A vehicle sales, principally motor cars for January and February 1994 and 1995 was as follows:—

January

February

1994

1995

1994

1995

12,892

13,866

9,983

9,992

Total

January — February 1994

22,875

January — February 1995

23,858

The total number of new motor vehicles sales for the same period was as follows:—

January

February

1994

1995

1994

1995

20,215

22,150

17,250

17,279

Total

January — February 1994

37,465

January — February 1995

39,429

The available data indicates that the growth in new car sales, which was evident in 1994, has continued into 1995.