New Zealand Automotive sector is happy again with the best first half ever.

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New Zealand Automotive sector is happy again with the best first half ever albeit economic expansion is now moderate and second half vehicles sales are forecast in red.

Economic Outlook

New Zealand’s economy grew 0.2% in Q1 2015 over the previous quarter, which was significantly below Q4’s 0.7% expansion and marked the slowest growth rate in two years.

The slowdown came on the back of poor performances in the agriculture and mining sectors. More recent data suggest that the economy continues to lose steam as both business and consumer confidence recorded significant drops in May.

In addition, the government’s budget for FY 2015 that was presented in May is unlikely to sustain growth, as the government reaffirmed its commitment to achieve a fiscal surplus of NZD 1.5 billion in FY 2016.

Market Outlook

The automotive sector is sparkling with records after records ended with a final 2014 light vehicles figures of 123.686 units, the second all time record in a string. This year market started slowly while closing the first quarter up 4.6%, at the best ever level before to approach the first difficulties during the second.

Indeed, according to data released by M.I.A., the Motor Industry Association of New Zealand, total new light passengers sold in April were up 6.1% before to lose in May 0.2%, breaking the winning series after 41 consecutive growing month.

In June sales had been 12.757, up 1.9% compared with the correspondent month last year to end the first half at a new highest level ever of64.642 units, up 9.7% from the correspondent period last year and projecting the entire 2015 again at record level.

However, observers forecast for the second half are not so positive with market expected between -5% and zero.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will report year to date data updated.

Rank Jun Rank H1 Brand Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Toyota 2.942 11.710 15,1% 7,8% 23,1% 18,3%
2 2 Holden 1.373 6.958 2,2% 10,8% 10,8% 10,9%
3 3 Ford 1.276 6.449 -6,2% -4,5% 10,0% 10,1%
4 6 Mitsubishi 925 4.288 2,7% 9,4% 7,3% 6,7%
5 4 Mazda 907 4.836 29,2% 22,7% 7,1% 7,5%
6 5 Hyundai 824 4.457 -20,1% -1,4% 6,5% 7,0%
7 7 Nissan 634 4.184 14,4% 9,6% 5,0% 6,5%
8 8 Volkswagen 505 2.844 -9,5% 0,4% 4,0% 4,4%
9 9 Suzuki 415 2.279 -14,1% -15,1% 3,3% 3,6%
10 12 Isuzu 336 1.472 20,0% 30,0% 2,6% 2,3%
11 11 Kia 296 1.578 -1,3% 1,5% 2,3% 2,5%
12 10 Honda 285 1.849 72,7% 21,8% 2,2% 2,9%
13 14 Subaru 245 1.101 60,1% 23,7% 1,9% 1,7%
14 15 SsangYong 218 1.043 5,3% 10,7% 1,7% 1,6%
14 13 Mercedes 218 1.269 -6,8% 3,8% 1,7% 2,0%
15 17 Audi 163 972 -16,8% -10,7% 1,3% 1,5%
16 18 Jeep 146 670 40,4% 10,4% 1,1% 1,0%
17 16 BMW 144 980 -17,2% -13,0% 1,1% 1,5%
18 20 Skoda 117 545 30,0% 25,0% 0,9% 0,9%
19 19 Land Rover 87 551 -4,4% 8,3% 0,7% 0,9%
20 26 Dodge 86 285 177,4% 21,3% 0,7% 0,4%
20 21 Fiat 86 536 72,0% 84,8% 0,7% 0,8%
21 25 Mitsubishi Fuso 61 301 -21,8% -0,7% 0,5% 0,5%
22 23 Mini 58 326 41,5% 17,3% 0,5% 0,5%
23 28 Foton 56 261 24,4% 40,3% 0,4% 0,4%
24 22 Peugeot 50 421 -51,9% -27,8% 0,4% 0,7%
25 24 Lexus 47 319 0,0% 16,8% 0,4% 0,5%
26 27 Great Wall 42 280 -65,9% -48,9% 0,3% 0,4%
27 29 Volvo 38 204 0,0% -46,5% 0,3% 0,3%
28 28 Porsche 30 261 -16,7% 70,6% 0,2% 0,4%
29 31 Citroen 28 130 -36,4% -46,5% 0,2% 0,2%
30 30 Renault 21 140 -43,2% 21,7% 0,2% 0,2%
31 32 Chery 17 125 -68,5% -21,9% 0,1% 0,2%
31 33 Mahindra 17 123 -5,6% 30,9% 0,1% 0,2%
32 34 Jaguar 16 81 33,3% 30,6% 0,1% 0,1%
32 36 Alfa Romeo 16 50 33,3% -62,4% 0,1% 0,1%
33 39 Aston Martin 8 25 700,0% 56,3% 0,1% 0,0%
33 35 Iveco 8 55 14,3% -14,1% 0,1% 0,1%
34 40 MG 4 23 -60,0% -23,3% 0,0% 0,0%
34 38 Chrysler 4 27 33,3% -38,6% 0,0% 0,0%
35 42 Ferrari 2 9 #DIV/0! -50,0% 0,0% 0,0%
35 37 Maserati 2 34 -66,7% -5,6% 0,0% 0,1%
35 42 Lamborghini 2 9 -75,0% -43,8% 0,0% 0,0%
36 41 Bentley 1 19 -75,0% -5,0% 0,0% 0,0%
36 43 McLaren 1 6 0,0% -40,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Group Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Toyota 2.989 12.029 13,9% 7,6% 23,4% 18,8%
2 2 General Motors 1.373 6.961 2,2% 10,7% 10,8% 10,9%
3 3 Ford 1.276 6.449 -6,2% -4,5% 10,0% 10,1%
4 4 Hyundai-Kia 1.120 6.035 -15,9% -0,7% 8,8% 9,4%
5 7 Mitsubishi 986 4.589 0,7% 8,7% 7,7% 7,2%
6 5 Mazda 907 4.836 29,2% 22,7% 7,1% 7,5%
7 6 Volkswagen 818 4.650 -8,3% 2,3% 6,4% 7,3%
8 8 Renault-Nissan 655 4.324 10,8% 9,9% 5,1% 6,7%
9 9 Suzuki 415 2.279 -14,1% -15,1% 3,3% 3,6%
10 11 FCA 350 1.666 64,3% 16,7% 2,7% 2,6%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Model Jun 2015 H1 2015 Jun Var H1 Var Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Ford Ranger 728 3.038 26,8% 10,0% 6,5% 5,4%
2 6 Toyota RAV4 613 1.767 65,2% 54,7% 5,5% 3,1%
3 20 Toyota Highlander 489 892 58,8% 3,0% 4,4% 1,6%
4 5 Holden Colorado 484 1.811 34,8% 33,7% 4,3% 3,2%
5 2 Toyota Hilux 481 2.585 -43,2% -11,4% 4,3% 4,6%
6 3 Toyota Corolla 436 2.399 30,9% 3,7% 3,9% 4,2%
7 4 Nissan Navara 353 1.885 42,9% 36,4% 3,2% 3,3%
8 8 Hyundai ix35 272 1.270 50,3% 41,4% 2,4% 2,2%
9 18 Mitsubishi Outlander 266 1.020 61,2% 23,3% 2,4% 1,8%
10 11 Toyota Hiace 236 1.210 0,9% -10,2% 2,1% 2,1%
11 13 Mitsubishi Triton 234 1.172 8,3% 41,7% 2,1% 2,1%
12 15 Holden Captiva 233 1.123 -7,9% -5,9% 2,1% 2,0%
13 21 Isuzu D-Max 213 889 21,7% 35,7% 1,9% 1,6%
14 26 Mazda BT-50 210 719 32,1% 0,8% 1,9% 1,3%
15 9 Mazda CX-5 207 1.233 4,5% -1,8% 1,9% 2,2%
16 14 Toyota Yaris 206 1.147 114,6% 37,7% 1,8% 2,0%
17 17 Hyundai Santa fe 204 1.061 4,6% 5,3% 1,8% 1,9%
18 10 Suzuki Swift 198 1.211 -22,0% -15,5% 1,8% 2,1%
19 19 Mitsubishi ASX 196 951 198,2% 191,5% 1,8% 1,7%
20 12 Mazda3 187 1.181 -15,8% 4,7% 1,7% 2,1%
21 7 Holden Commodore 180 1.425 -40,4% 2,0% 1,6% 2,5%
22 31 Toyota Prado 174 524 -10,3% 5,3% 1,6% 0,9%
23 16 Honda Jazz 162 1.068 52,8% 88,8% 1,5% 1,9%
24 28 Toyota Camry 143 553 -8,3% -27,2% 1,3% 1,0%
25 23 Mazda2 126 843 36,9% 84,6% 1,1% 1,5%

 

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