Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Vehicle registrations up in May

For immediate release
5 June 2002

Vehicle registrations up in May

May vehicle registration figures released today by the Land Transport Safety Authority show a 5.1 percent increase from the same month last year and a 7.5 percent rise on April this year.

There were 21,588 first-time registrations of new and used imported vehicles this May, compared with 20,532 in May 2001 and 20,085 in April this year.

First-time car registrations rose from 16,419 in May 2001 to 16,641 this May (15,777 in April). New car registrations were up 12.5 percent, from 4,466 in May 2001 to 5,025 this May (4,735 in April), while used import registrations fell 2.8 percent, from 11,953 in May 2001 to 11,616 this May (11,042 in April).

The market share leader for new car registrations last month was Toyota with 18.0 percent, ahead of Ford with 16.3 percent and Holden with 15.2 percent. Holden continues to hold the overall market share lead for new cars registered in the year to date.

The three most popular new car models for the month were the Holden VX Commodore, Ford Falcon and Toyota Camry.

Truck registrations were up 33 percent, from 1,949 in May 2001 to 2,588 this May. Motorcycle registrations (over 60cc) were up from 245 to 308, while trailer registrations were down by just one, from 1,460 to 1,459. Tractor registrations rose from 161 to 207, while bus registrations were up from 64 to 95.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news