In October, vehicle registrations in Ireland grew by 2.24% with respect to October of 2021. In total, 4,254 cars were registered and 131,454 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 3.75% less than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of October is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 1,632, 10.2% more than in October of 2021.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 2,622, which represents a figure of 2.16% less than in October of 2021.
Ireland is the 45th-placed country in ranking of 137 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.
A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Irish residents, when compared to the other countries in the ranking, is the number of vehicles sold or registered per thousand residents in the last year. With annual sales of 25.98 cars per 1,000 residents, 0.84 of them in the last month, Ireland, occupies 18th place in the ranking.
As can be seen, the number of registrations per thousand residents has grown in the last year. The increase in this figure is positive, as it generally indicates improved public confidence in the country's economy.
Changes in Irish vehicle registration numbers are shown in the tables below. As several studies indicate, these changes are very much related to changes in GDP and, hence, to a country's economic situation. Sales have grown since 2012, as 91,862 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 20.02.
Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Ireland. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Ireland in en Irish economy.