New car sales in July drop by a fifth

New car sales in Kerry fell by a fifth in July compared to the same month in 2019.

In July, 1,670 new passenger cars were bought in Kerry compared to 2,107 twelve months previous.

Light commercial vehicle sales fell 11% from 538 to 479.

Heavy commercial vehicles saw a 55% drop in sales in July from 55 to 25.

The figures were published by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry.