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Wales takes the title

Wales has emerged as the most successful UK region for new registrations in August, with a 2.25% rise on the same period last year.

Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed England was -7.06% down, Northern Ireland was down -1.71% and Scottish registrations were down 2.25% in compared to August 2005.

UK: August 2005 August 2006 Change % YTD previous YTD Change %
England: 68,566 63,728 -7.06 1,310,764 1,252,015 -4.48
Northern Ireland: 5,026 4,940 -1.71 47,931 49,328 2.91
Scotland: 6,331 6,055 -4.36 127,489 121,199 -4.93
Wales: 2,622 2,681 2.25 57,364 54,449 -5.08
Grand total: 82,545 77,404 -6.23 1,543,548 1,476,991 -4.31

Note: Channel Islands & Isle of Man new car registrations not included.

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