New Zealand 2020. Suzuki contained the losses in May while the market dropped 40.9%

New Zealand vehicles

New Zealand vehicles sales were able to strongly recover in May after the freeze in April, as the Coronavirus was successfully defeated by the country. Indeed, 8.002 units were registered in May, down 40.9%, leading Year to Date sales to 40.760 (-35.3%). Suzuki scored the best Top 10 performance.

New Zealand Vehicles Market in May

New Zealand is one of the only countries in World able to completely defeat the Coronavirus pandemic, with almost zero infections registered since May 21, while business were allowed to restart. Therefore, after the stop in April, the vehicle market was able to strongly recover.

Indeed, 8.002 units were registered in May, down 40.9%, leading Year to Date sales to 40.760 (-35.3%).

Brand-wise, the market leader Toyota matched the market trend in May, while the best Top 10 performance was scored by Suzuki, losing just 7.9% from the previous year.

Post Covid19 Market Trend

In order to manage the outbreak within the country, New Zealand introduced a four-level alert system on March 21. On March 25 the country moved to level 4, imposing a national lockdown.

As a result, the car market dropped down 36% in March with 7.974 units sold, ending the first quarter at 32.512 (-14.6%).

In April, the vehicle market froze (-91.2%) registering 1.039 units.

Medium Terms Market Trend

New Zealand vehicles market in the 2012-2017 time period has doubled. Indeed, vehicles sales volume grew up from 100.000 in 2012 to 206.000 in 2017, hitting the current all-time record. However, in 2018 the total annual volume dropped sharply (-21.6%), with 162.056 units sold, followed by a 4.7% drop in 2019 with 154.406 sales.

In the beginning of 2020, the market held a negative trend, with year to date February sales at 24.538 (-4.3%).

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for all Brands, top 10 Manufacturers Group and top 10 Models

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