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NI on top for regional new car registrations

Northern Ireland reported a 6.28% rise in new car registrations in August to 5,277 units, compared to a drop in England, Scotland and Wales.

According to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders England sold 63,222 last month, a marginal 0.79% drop compared to 63,728 in August 2006.

Scotland saw a 4% drop from 6,055 units in August 2006 to 5,813 units last month. Wales had the largest dip, with a 7.46% reduction to 76,793 units.

British Nation Aug 2006 Aug 2007 % change +/- YTD 2006 YTD 2007 % change +/-
England 63,728 63,22 -0.79 1,252,014 1,279,150 2.12
Northern Ireland 4,940 5,277 6.82 49,328 51,866 5.15
Scotland 6,055 5,813 -4.00 121,199 123,997 2.31
Wales 2,681 2,481 -7.46 54,449 55,188 1.36
Grand total 77,404 76,793 -0.79 1,476,990 1,510,201 2.25

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

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