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Vehicle registrations up for October


6 November 2002

Vehicle registrations up for October

Vehicle registrations for October were up seven percent on last year, according to figures released today by the Land Transport Safety Authority.

There were 23,446 first-time registrations of new and used imported vehicles this October, compared with 21,899 in October 2001 - an increase of 7.1 percent.

Total first-time car registrations were up 5.0 percent, from 16,863 in October 2001 to 17,714 last month. New car registrations were up 16.7 percent from 5,763 to 6,724 while used import registrations fell slightly from 11,000 to 10,990.

The market share leader for new car registrations last month was Toyota with 26.0 percent, ahead of Holden with 14.2 percent and Ford with 13.2 percent. Toyota retains the overall market share lead for new cars registered in the year to date with 18.1 percent, ahead of Holden with 15.9 percent and Ford with 15.2 percent.

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

Truck registrations were up 22.4 percent, from 1,933 in October 2001 to 2,366 this year. Trailer registrations were up 4.0 percent, from 1,895 to 1,970 while motorcycle registrations (over 60cc) jumped from 351 to 426. Tractor registrations were up slightly from 381 to 388, while bus registrations increased from 84 to 99.

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