SMMT Statistics - Barclays comment

07 Jan 2013 09:25 GMT

Richard Lowe, Head of Retail & Wholesale at Barclays, comments on today's SMMT statistics:

“December’s figures wrapped up a positive year for the industry, which saw consumer demand driving sales to a four year high. As we look to the year ahead the real question is whether this demand will hold. Consumer pockets will continue to be squeezed, and with pre-registration figures increasingly accounting for a larger percentage of the market, both manufacturers and dealers will have to be careful that supply does not outstrip demand.”

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