Car shipping to New Zealand December report 2016

Posted by Maite on 13 February 2017 | Comments

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The total amount of used cars imported to New Zealand in December (12,242) decreased by 8.9% compared to last month. Despite the decrease in the last month of 2016, the total number of used cars imported to New Zealand in 2016 was a record breaking number.

The total amount of imported used cars increased by 1.2% comparing it to the figures of 2015. 2016 figures also exceeded the total number of used and new cars imported to New Zealand in 2015 by 4.5%.

 

Used car imports from UK kept continuing to rise during the year 

Country of export

Apr’16

May’16

Jun’16

Jul’16

Aug’16

Sep’16

Oct’16

Nov’16

Dec’16

Dec’16 share

2016 total

Australia

398

395

408

372

444

448

575

409

470

3.0%

5152

Great Britain

65

73

72

75

94

218

205

279

290

2.1%

1527

Japan

16283

11848

12838

10533

13261

10720

11286

12444

11175

92.6%

143110

 Singapore 

121

99

142

109

109

92

133

111

114

0.8%

1231

USA

66

103

118

112

124

113

114

152

123

1.1%

1276

Other countries

27

45

52

48

26

38

32

41

70

0.3%

440

Total

16960

12563

13630

11249

14058

11629

12345

13436

12242

100%

152746

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Japan kept its position of the biggest exporter of used cars to New Zealand, with a market share of 92.6%. We can see that their demand however decreased from 16,000 to 11,000 during 2016.

Australia holds the second spot of exporting used cars to New Zealand, with a share of 3.0%. 

Great Britain is on the third sport with a share of 2.1%. We can see that the import of used UK to New Zealand grew massively since September. Mostly used high end cars are exported to New Zealand from the UK.

 

“Brexit delivered a silver lining for New Zealand car buyers when the British pound fell mid-2016.” States Autofile.

 

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