Retreat in retail sector during December hits motoring industry.
Annual registrations of used commercial vehicles drop 7.3 per cent in 2019.
Toyota retains spot as number-one brand for 2019.
Used passenger vehicle imports to NZ dropped by 1.1% in 2019.
The MIA reveals that Toyota led the way in new registrations for the final month of 2019 and for the year overall.
Australia sees trade figures at their lowest since 2011.
New figures show crude oil and vehicles among our leading imports.
Industry enjoys increase in electronic card sales as latest monthly total hits $188 million.