New car registration figures by nation for January 2017
The table below shows new car registration figures for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Top performers by model are also listed in the attached sheet. Providing SMMT is acknowledged as the source, these figures may be quoted.
January January % Year-to-date Year-to-date %
2016 2017 change 2016 2017 change
England 144,687 149,482 3.3% 144,687 149,482 3.3%
Northern Ireland 6,189 6,134 -0.9% 6,189 6,134 -0.9%
Scotland 12,778 12,842 0.5% 12,778 12,842 0.5%
Wales 5,591 5,641 0.9% 5,591 5,641 0.9%
Total 169,245 174,099 2.9% 169,245 174,099 2.9%
Note: Channel Islands and Isle of Man new car registrations not included.
About SMMT and the UK automotive industry
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK. It supports the interests of the UK automotive industry at home and abroad, promoting a united position to government, stakeholders and the media.
The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy accounting for more than £71.6bn turnover and £18.9bn value added. With some 169,000 people employed directly in manufacturing and 814,000 across the wider automotive industry, it accounts for 12.0% of total UK export of goods and invests £2.5bn each year in automotive R&D. More than 30 manufacturers build in excess of 70 models of vehicle in the UK supported by more than 2,000 component providers and some of the world’s most skilled engineers.
More detail on UK automotive available in SMMT’s Motor Industry Facts 2016 publication at www.smmt.co.uk/facts16