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Downward trend in vehicle registrations continues

LTSA online
Vehicle registration statistics for August show a reduction in the total number of registrations processed, compared to the same month last year.

Figures released today by the Land Transport Safety Authority show that 20,683 registrations were processed last month, down 6.2 percent compared with August 1999 (22,053).

While commercial vehicle registrations increased marginally (by 0.2 percent) to 2,067 (including used imports) compared with August last year, car registrations of 14,882 (including used imports) were down 8.1 percent.

Last month a total of 6,375 cars and commercial vehicles (including goods vans, light and heavy trucks and buses) were registered as “new” compared to 5,983 in August last year.

Of the 4,984 new cars registered, Holden led the way with 819 cars (16.4 percent market share) followed by Ford with 776 cars (15.6 percent market share).

Toyota, although in third place for August with 701 registrations (14.1 percent) holds the lead in market share for year to date new car registrations with 5,857 (15.48 percent).

Of the 1,391 new commercial vehicles registered, Ford led with 360 (25.9 percent) followed by Toyota with 301 (21.6 percent) and Mitsubishi with 165 (11.9 percent).

The Ford Falcon continues to be the most popular new car with 418 registered during August, followed closely by the Holden Commodore with 414. The leading commercial vehicle was the Toyota Hilux with 203 registered, followed by the Ford Courier with 182.

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