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2018-05-02 17:02

Despite public holidays and national industrial strike action, new vehicle sales continue to improve in South Africa with 36 346 units sold in April 2018.

According to Naamsa: "Domestic new vehicle sales at 36 346 units showed an improvement of 1 260 vehicles or 3.6% from the 35 086 vehicles sold in April last year."  

The Association said that the latest vehicle sales and export numbers are in line with general industry expectations.

Naamsa said: "The domestic sales total would probably increase by about 350 units once the delayed sales report by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa was received by around mid-May 2018."

Export sales at 24 422 vehicles reflect an improvement of 193 units (0.8%) compared to the 24 229 vehicles exported in April 2017. 

Sales breakdown 


New car sales

The April, 2018 new car market at 23 928 units had registered an improvement of 1438 cars (+6.4%) compared to the 22 490 new cars sold in April last year. Naamsa said: "Seasonal factors had affected the car rental industry contribution but had still accounted for about 8.6% of new car sales in April."

Bakkies and busses

Domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini buses had been marginally weaker and at 10 580 units during April 2018 registered a decline of 127 vehicles (-1.2%) compared to the 10 707  light commercial vehicles sold during the corresponding month last year.  

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