July 2011 new car registration figures: New car registrations fell 3.5% in July according to the latest figures released today by the SMMT.
131,634 cars were registered in the month, with the market 3.5% or 4,812 units down on July 2010 with the market down 6.7% over the year-to-date with July marking the 13th successive monthly decline in volumes.
“New car registration figures fell marginally by 3.5% to 131,634 units in July, reflecting the impact of slower economic growth and subdued consumer confidence,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Robust demand in the fleet sector helped to bolster weaker private demand. While the coming months remain challenging, performance in the second half of 2011 is expected to keep the market on course to reach around 1.93 million units.”
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