Car shipping to New Zealand: May Report

Posted by on 21 June 2016 | Comments

The used imported passenger vehicles into New Zealand dropped in May 2016.

Note that the April 2016 figures have been updated by New Zealand Customs. Originally the New Zealand Customs reported a total of 18,133 used imported passenger vehicles – this was a record-breaking number. Finally, customs amended this figure to 16,690 vehicles.

They explained: ‘In April 2016, Custom’s system recorded 18,133 used car imports under the tariff heading 87.03. Of these, 1,157 vehicles (and spares) were recorded as carnet imports – 646 from Australia and 511 from Japan. Customs has checked these carnet imports, which have now been amended by the broker. There were 10 carnet vehicle imports in total, five from Australia and five from Japan, and the provisional figure has now been updated to 16,960 used car imports. This is still subject to change.’

Even with these updated figures for April, the May 2016 figure is still lower - 3,324 vehicles less than the previous month with only 12,618 used vehicles imported.

Country of Export

JAN’ 16

FEB’ 16

MAR’ 16

APR’ 16

MAY’16

APR %

2016 TOTAL

2015 TOTAL

Australia

316

445

473

398

396

2.3%

2,028

4,893

Great Britain

65

39

62

65

73

0.4%

304

939

Japan

9,181

11,266

12,275

16,283

11,898

96%

60,903

143,125

Singapore

76

46

79

121

99

0.7%

421

611

USA

89

79

83

66

103

0.4%

420

1,041

Other countries

21

12

28

27

49

0.2%

137

253

Total of Export

9,748

11,887

13,000

16,960

12,618

100.0%

64,213

150,862

 

Imports from Japan dropped significantly to 11,898 used vehicles – 4,385 less than in April 2016. Australia figure remained almost the same while imports from the USA increased to 103 used vehicles and imports from Singapore decreased to 99 used vehicles in May. The number of used vehicles from Great Britain to New Zealand also raised too – up to 73 units – 12% higher than the previous month.

 

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