New vehicle sales stats for May

NAAMSA says, following the release of the new sales statistics for the May 2015 by the Department of Trade & Industry, that domestic new vehicle sales, with the exception of light commercial vehicle sales had registered declines compared to the corresponding month last year.

Domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini buses during May, 2015 at 14 182 units reflected an improvement of 309 units or a gain of 2.2% compared to the 13 873 light commercial vehicles sold during the corresponding month last year.

Sales of vehicles in the investment-driven medium and heavy truck segments of the Industry had registered declines. Medium commercial vehicle sales at 787 units and heavy commercial vehicle sales at 1 698 units, reflected a fall of 33 units or 4.0% in the case of medium commercials, and a decline of 84 vehicles or a fall of 4.7% in the case of heavy trucks and buses – compared to the corresponding month last year.