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20,000 fewer new car registrations due to virus

Brent Melville
Wed, 03 Jun 2020

New car and commercial vehicle registrations were down by almost a third last month as restricted trading conditions reduced sales to 8,313 new vehicles, a year-on-year decline of almost 4,000 vehicles on last May's 12,259 cars. Overall, the covid-19 shutdown has seen almost 20,000 fewer new cars on the road in the past five months, reflecting the effective closure of trading during the April lockdown, where only about 10 percent of normal sales took place, according to Motor Industry Association sales numbers. Hard hit were sales in the...

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