Sales of passenger cars reached 131 thousand in 2017 in Ireland, according to ACEA. This is 10.4 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, sales of passenger cars in Ireland reached an all time high of 231 thousand in 2000 and an all time low of 27.7 thousand in 1960. When compared to Ireland's main peers, sales of passenger cars in Canada amounted to 639 thousand, 2,110 thousand in France, 21.3 thousand in Iceland and 2,539 thousand in United Kingdom in 2017.
Ireland has been ranked 47th within the group of 141 countries we follow in terms of sales of passenger cars, 8 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver).