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... ...
Market steadies post-COVID
TRT Recently Registered - August 2020
New Zealand’s new truck market steadied in June as the country returned – on the home front at least – to something approaching normal in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown.
But that new normal is, so far, substantially down on the market at the same point in 2019.
The 361 June registrations for the overall market (trucks with a GVM of 4.5 tonnes or more) amounted to a 33% decrease on June last year. May’s 372 registrations were 28% down on the same month in 2019.
The trailer market also steadied at a similar level – the 116 June registrations one more than in May…but 32% down on June 2019.
In the overall truck mark... ...
A COVID-19 comeback
TRT Recently Registered - July 2020
Fresh out of the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown, New Zealand’s new truck market regained some normality in May – albeit still 28% down on the same month last year.
The 372 registrations in the overall market (all trucks with a GVM of 4.5 tonnes or more) were at least a big jump-up from the coronavirus-savaged April low….which saw just 89 registrations.
May’s activity brought the year-to-date truck sales tally to 1506 – a whopping 32% and 712 trucks down on the 2218 sold in the first five months of 2019.
The trailer market also bounced back, with 115 trailers registered in May – a spectacular improvement from the mere eight in April&... ...