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Sales of Used Cars in the East of England at Record Levels, Says DVLA Statistics

These latest statistics, which were released by the DVLA, earlier this year, show that new car registrations are running at record levels across the UK.


Attleborough, Norfolk -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/31/2015 -- Figures covering sales during Q3 of 2014 for Great Britain and Northern Irelandshow strong car sales. This reflects a general improvement in consumer confidence.

However, there is considerable variation across the UK in the number of new vehicle registrations. This largely reflects the number of vehicles per 1,000 head of population. The more urban an area is the fewer vehicles are registered per 1,000 people.

In the London area there are now only 357 vehicles registered for every 1,000 people living in the capital. Whereas in the less urbanised East of England that figure is 661 vehicles per 1,000 people. That is the highest in the country. Sales of new and used cars in Norfolk has been strong since mid 2014 and look set to continue to be so, at least during the first part of 2015.

People in rural areas rely heavily on their vehicles, so are far more likely to replace their vehicles than people who live in urban areas are. In urban areas, there is far better access to public transport, and consumers are less dependent on cars.

When the recession struck in 2008, many consumers delayed updating their vehicles. They simply did not have the confidence or ability to commit large sums of money to buying a new car, so many people took a make do and mend approach to car ownership. The fact that the cost of fuel was so high also led to less car usage, which in turn meant that people did not need to change their cars so frequently.

Now the price of fuel has fallen and people are starting to feel more financially secure people are once again confident enough to invest in a replacement vehicle. Add in the fact that there is once again reasonably easy access to cheap finance for both new and used cars and it is understandable that car sales are on the increase in the UK.

Confidence is high in the motor trade. During 2015, the SMMT expect sales of both used and new cars to remain stable.

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