Car sales up during first quarter, boosted by March sales

April 09 [Mon], 2012, 12:20
The economy received barbour a welcome boost during the first quarter from a rise in car sales in March - a significant month for the sector because that's when as many as a fifth of annual new sales take place following the creation of new number plates.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has revealed that the number of car sales rose 1.8% to 372,835, largely the result of a 7.4% leap in private sales. The news indicates British consumers are beginning to experience a restoration of confidence levels. Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive, said: 揟he important March new car market performed above expectations rising 1.8% to 372,835 units, boosted by the third consecutive month of retail growth. barbour jacketDomestic demand for new cars is showing signs of recovery with private buyers increasingly returning to take advantage of a wide range of excellent products and, this month, the new 12-plate.�

Volumes in the first quarter rose 0.9% to 563,556 units on the back of a better-than-expected March, during which time 372,835 units were sold, compared to SMMT's forecast for the month by some 20,000 units or almost 6%.

The growth in registrations in March was further boosted by a weak 2011 performance, while registrations in the month remain some 17% off those in 2007.

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