Dealer numbers increase
The number of dealers in New Zealand increased to 3,082 at the end of April, according to figures released by the Motor Vehicle Traders Register (MVTR).
This was 24 more than for the previous month and the highest total since November 2020 when the total was 3,087.
It ends a run of seven consecutive months of decline and is only a decrease of 12 from the end of April 2020 when 3,099 were registered.
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.