COVID’s new normal
TRT Recently Registered - December 2020
New Zealand’s new truck market continued at its so-called “new normal” in a world still struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic in October, with sales almost 25% down on the same month in 2019.
NZ Transport Agency data shows that 361 trucks were registered in the overall market (trucks with a GVM above 4.5 tonnes), compared to 480 a year earlier.
Similarly, the 3385 total 2020 registrations at the end of October amounted to a 26% fall from last year’s 4566 sales at the same point.
The trailer market for the first 10 months of the year was down 13% on 2019, with 1045 registrations compared to 1202 a year earlier.
In October, in ... ...
COVID constriction continues
TRT Recently Registered - November 2020
COVID-19’s negative effects on New Zealand’s new truck market, unsurprisingly, continued in September.
The 378 registrations for the month in the overall market (over 4.5 tonnes GVM) was similar to August’s tally (down 21, in fact) but, more tellingly, was a long way off the 514 registrations in September last year.
And the 3024 registrations year-to-date after nine months amounted to a 26% fall from last year’s 4086 sales at the same point.
The trailer market for 2020 was (again unsurprisingly) down on last year – by 20% - in the year-to-date tally at the end of September (with 928 registrations YTD this year, compared... ...
A slight improvement
TRT Recently Registered - October 2020
New Zealand’s new truck market continued at what has become its “new normal” in August – but, at least, improved a little on the previous month’s registrations.
The comparison with last year’s pre-COVID monthly totals was slightly better – from 20% down in July, to 16% down in August.
The month saw 399 registrations in the overall truck market (over 4.5 tonnes GVM) – 19 more than July’s total, but shaded by the 476 registrations in August last year.
The 2646 registrations year-to-date after the first eight months of the year were 26% down on last year’s 3572 sales at the same point. The YTD figure at t... ...
It’s business Jim… but not as we knew it
TRT Recently Registered - September 2020
In COVID-19 times, July’s new truck market was positive – maintaining similar registrations to the previous month.
Then again, that “new normal” was still well down on the market at the same point last year: July’s 380 registrations in the overall truck market were 20% down on the same month last year.
Worse, it brought the year-to-date registration total to 2247 – fully 27% down on the 3096 sales at the same point last year.
Similarly, the 133 trailer registrations amounted to 17 more than in June….but the 683 registrations to the end of July were still almost 25% down on the 910 at the same point last year.
In the overall truck market (4.5 tonnes to maxim... ...