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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…but still 26% down on the same month in 2019. The trailer mar­ket’s YTD to­tal stood at 434 – 219 (and 34%) down on the first five months of last year.

In the over­all truck mar­ket (4.5t-max­i­mum

GVM), No. 1 Isuzu (338/68) led the way in May with 68 reg­is­tra­tions – al­though it was run close by YTD third-ranked Hino (196/65). FUSO (227/46) how­ever, still held onto se­cond place for the year.

Volvo (140/31) re­mained fourth, ahead of Sca­nia (109/27), Iveco (100/29), Mercedes-Benz (77/23) and

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