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COVID strikes...again
TRT Recently Registered - October 2021

New Zealand’s new truck and trailer market came down with COVID-19 again in August – the country’s Level 4 lockdown decimating sales.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency statistics show that the overall truck market (over 4.5 tonnes GVM) plunged to just 283 new truck registrations for the month. 

That was a 34% drop on the previous month’s 429 total, and 29% down on August last year (with 399 registrations).

The trailer industry fared worse: The month saw just 75 new trailers registered – down 44% from July’s 134….and a 33% drop from August 2020’s 112.

Year to date truck registrations at the end of August stood at 3084 – still ahead of last year’s COVID-ravage... ... 

Same again
TRT Recently Registered - September 2021

New Zealand’s new truck market stayed consistent in July – the year-to-date sales at the end of the month continuing to lag 9.5% behind 2019’s benchmark.

The month saw 429 trucks with a GVM over 4.5 tonnes registered, taking the YTD total to 2801 – compared to 3096 in the last “normal” (ie pre-COVID) year.

In the trailer market, 134 July registrations carried the 2021 total to 855 – almost 16% behind 2018’s alltime best of 1017. 

In July’s overall truck market, FUSO did best with 88 registrations, compared to longtime market leader Isuzu’s 61 (and third-placed Hino’s 73).

That saw FUSO close Isuzu’s YTD lead down to 25 sales – 549 to 524. Year on year, FUS... ... 

Steady…not spectacular
TRT Recently Registered - August 2021

New Zealand’s heavy truck sales continued to be steady, but not spectacular, in June.

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency statistics show that 467 trucks with a GVM over 4.5 tonnes were registered in the month – up from May’s 403 and a 16.1% improvement on the last “normal” (ie non-COVID 19-affected) June – in 2019. 

On the other hand, it lagged 8.4% behind 2018’s alltime best June, when 510 sales were recorded.

Similarly, this year’s first-half total sales of 2372 was 9.4% behind 2019’s benchmark 2620 registrations.

The trailer market, with 136 June registrations, was up on 2019’s 107, but fell short of 2018’s 164 sales. The 660 total sales for the first half... ... 

It’s tight at the top
TRT Recently Registered - July 2021

New Zealand’s heavy truck sales had another solid month in May – although still well below alltime record level…as the effects of COVID-19 continued.

With 403 May registrations, the overall truck market (4.5 tonnes to maximum GVM), was 22.2% down on 2019’s record-breaking 518 sales for the same month.

The May performance pushed the year-to-date registration total out to 1905 registrations – compared to 2218 at the same point in 2019. That’s a 14.1% drop.

The contest to be No. 1 make for the year in the overall market (above 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass) tightened up in May – with FUSO outselling longtime market leader Isuzu for the month...and closing to within five... ... 

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