REGIONAL NEW CAR REGISTRATION FIGURES FOR MARCH 2012
The table below shows the registration figures for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in detail. Top performers by model are also listed. Providing SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, these figures may be quoted.
|Month end 2012||Month end 2011||% Change||Year-to- date 2012||Year-to- date 2011||% Change|
Note: Channel Islands and Isle of Man new car registrations not included.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) 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 £49 billion turnover and £10 billion value added. With over 730,000 jobs dependent on the industry, it accounts for more than 10% of total UK exports and invests £1.3 billion each year in automotive R&D. Since 2000, huge strides have been made to reduce the environmental impact of its products throughout the life cycle. Improvements in production processes mean that since 2000, energy used to produce vehicles is down 28%, water use has been cut by 40% and 78% less waste enters landfill sites. Average new car tailpipe CO2 emissions have also been slashed and are down 23% compared with 2000 to 138g/km CO2.