Bumper year for used commercials
November was another positive month for used commercial vehicles, with the sector showing a healthy increase in registrations. There were 1,165 registrations in November, the second largest month behind March this year, when 1249 units were registered; also an increase on the same month last year, when 1,144 units were sold. Year-to-date 11,988 used imported commercial vehicles have been registered, this is 22.4 per cent on the same period last year and has now overtaken the total sales in this segment for all of 2016 of 10,967 units, with one month to go. Many regions around New Zealand saw gains in used commercial vehicle registrations in November. Out of the main centres, Wellington was the standout, with sales of 48 units in November 2016 to 71 last month, an increase of 47 per cent. Both Dunedin and Christchurch had steady increases compared to November last year, with 19.7 and 9.5 per cent respectively. Auckland meanwhile fell 12.8 per cent from 603 units in November 2016 to 526 last month.