Huge Month For Import Arrivals

Huge month for import arrivals

Posted by Richard Edwards  

on May 6th, 2014


A very strong month for used import arrivals in April has boosted prospects of a huge year for passenger car sales – both new and used.

As forecast by AutoTalk, arrivals of used passenger cars hit a remarkable 13,109 vehicles last month – the biggest April in ages.

With 42,274 used passenger cars imported so far this year, the market looks set for a 120-130,000 tally for the year.

Used light commercials were also imported in the biggest number so far this year – (393 vehicles), for a year-to-date total of 1297 utes and vans.

New passenger cars also had the best month so far this year with 8251 arrivals, for a tally so far this year of 28,645.

At this rate, the total for 2014 should be well ahead of last year’s 93,825 new passenger car arrivals.

New light commercials also recorded the highest monthly total this year in April – in the build-up to Fieldays – with 2657 arrivals for a YTD total of 8487.

This equates with a probable arrival figure of well over 20,000 new vans, utes and light trucks in 2014.

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