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Dealer register increases

Two months of consecutive rises but the total of traders remains well down from where it was a year ago.
Posted on 22 June, 2022
Dealer register increases

The number of dealers in New Zealand increased to 3,020 at the end of May, according to figures from the Motor Vehicle Traders Register (MVTR).

This was 10 higher than it was at the end of April and also marked the second consecutive month of increases, after the total edged up by two the previous month.

However, May’s total is 84 fewer dealers than at the same stage a year ago when there were 3,104 traders on the register.

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, which falls under the remit of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.