Dealer numbers continue climb
The number of dealers in New Zealand increased to 3,104 at the end of May, according to figures released by the Motor Vehicle Traders Register (MVTR).
This was 22 more than for the previous month and the highest total since August 2020 when there were 3,121.
It was the second month in a row the number has increased, following a jump of 24 extra dealers in April, and is 43 more than the 3,061 that were on the register at the end of May last year.
Dealer numbers have largely been in decline since hitting a high of 3,536 in November 2017.
The MVTR holds essential information about registered traders and their businesses. It is operated by Trading Standards, a business unit of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.