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August new car sales ‘encouraging’

06 September, 2012

New car sales figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) today show month-on-month sales were up 0.1% compared to April last year, while the market increased by 3.3% year to date.

Sue Robinson, director of the RMI National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) said it is encouraging that the new car market remained stable in what is traditionally a low volume month for car sales.

“August is traditionally a small market as buyers wait for the plate change on September 1 before purchasing a new vehicle,” she said. “We anticipate consumers returning to the showrooms in the Autumn with consumers showing interest in value for money, easy to maintain and fuel-efficient vehicles.”

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 15 January 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands124.34132.31121.54
North East123.94133.63121.07
North West124.1658.50132.51121.18
Northern Ireland123.4169.90128.40120.85
South East125.1561.40132.52122.48
South West124.73130.24121.91
West Midlands123.7465.23132.27121.20
Yorkshire & Humber123.9161.90132.74121.12

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