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2018 New Vehicle Registrations Hit All Time High

David Crawford

 

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says “Registration of 16,670 vehicles for the month of October is not only the strongest month of October ever but also sets a new monthly record for any month of the year ever. The previously single strongest month was June 2017 when there were 15,985 new vehicles registered, with October 2018 coming in 7.3% higher (1,140 units).”

 

Year to date the market is holding steady, up by 1.

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New Zealand employment outlook shining brightly

 

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell below 4% in the September 2018 quarter to 3.9% Stats NZ said today.

This is down from 4.4 percent last quarter and is the lowest unemployment rate since the June 2008 quarter, when it was 3.8 percent.

Automotive Employment NZ recorded New Zealand’s historical low of just 3.4% in 2004, it now seems New Zealand is well on track to better the world’s lowest unemployment once again.

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MTA says service stations not ‘fleecing’

The Motor Trade Association is concerned that service station staff are being verbally abused by motorists angry at rising petrol prices.

 

MTA members include owners and independent operators of several hundred small service stations around the country.

 

MTA Chief Executive Craig Pomare says the biggest influences on prices at the pump are the landed refined price of petrol and diesel, taxes, and the value of the NZ dollar against the USA dollar.

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New Zealands stable economy and low unemployment

At just 4.5% New Zealand is well known to have one of the OECDs lowest unemployment rates.  Not all of us know quite how successfully New Zealand has been at controlling unemployment and ensuring as a country we continue to thrive, grow, and provide an enviable lifestyle with low crime, high standards of prosperity and opportunity.

Remarkably New Zealand had unemployment down to 3.4% in 2004.

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July 2018 New Vehicle Registrations – Steady as She Goes

David Crawford

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says “July 2018 new vehicle registrations of 12,324 vehicles were up 6% (693 units) on July 2017. It was the second strongest month of July ever, the strongest being back in July 1984 with 13,983 registrations. Year to date, the market is up by 1.8% (1,621 units) compared to the first seven months of 2017.

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Job opportunities on the rise in June

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SEEK Employment Trends

The latest data from SEEK Employment Trends shows job advertising continued to rise in June with 6.5% more opportunities than the same time last year.

Regions such as Wellington, Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay continued to record strong levels of advertising and there has been an upward trend over the past four months.

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New CEO, for Ford of Australia and New Zealand

Ford Motor Company today is announcing changes in its senior leadership team in Australia as it continues its transformation in Australia and New Zealand.

Kay Hart, global BEV manager, distribution & digital experience, Team Edison, is named president and CEO, Ford of Australia and New Zealand.

Hart, 40, will be based in Melbourne, reporting to Peter Fleet, Ford group vice president and president, Ford Asia Pacific.

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June 2018 New Vehicle Registrations Remain Strong but Below June 2017

David Crawford

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says “June 2018 new vehicle registrations of 15,172 vehicles were down 8.2% (1313 units) on June 2017 but still remains the second strongest month of June ever. Year to date, the market is marginally up by 0.5% (428 units) compared to the first six months of 2017.”

 

Registrations of 9,725 passenger and SUV vehicles for the month of June were down 456 units on June 2017, a decrease of 4.

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Takata Airbag Update

This past week, the Motor Industry Association of NZ provided to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hon Kris Faafoi, an update on both the total number vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall and completion rates.

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May 2018 New Vehicle Registrations Up on the back of Pre-Field Day Specials

David Crawford

David Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of the Motor Industry Association says “May 2018 new vehicle registrations of 14,169 vehicles were up 7.9% (1,037 units) on May 2017 on the back of pre-field day specials and is the strongest month of May on record. Year to date, the market is up by 2.7% (1,741 units) compared to the first five months of 2017.”

 

Registrations of 9,276 passenger and SUV vehicles for the month of May were up sharply on May 2017, an increase of 10.

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