Vehicle sales in June showed a strong performance, according to the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).
“The June new vehicle sales reflected another relatively solid performance with sales in all the major segments registering double digit growth compared to the corresponding month last year,” said the association today.
June 2012 aggregate industry domestic sales had improved by 7 015 units or 15.6% to 51 891 vehicles from 44 876 units in June 2011.
Total domestic sales for the first half of 2012 remained 10.5% ahead of the six months in 2011. June 2012 export sales at 27 061 vehicles had registered modest growth rising by 1 767 units or 7%.
Overall, out of the total detailed (disaggregated) reported industry sales of 49 108 vehicles (excluding Mercedes Benz SA), 86.2% or 42 340 units represented dealer sales, 5.9% represented sales to the vehicle rental industry, 4.1% to government and 3.8% to industry corporate fleet sales. From a seasonal perspective, sales to car rental companies, during the next three months, should improve as the car rental industry started to re-fleet.
“Assisted by new model introductions, aggregate industry new car sales during June, 2012 had remained relatively strong and at 35 918 units (including Mercedes Benz SA) reflected an improvement of 4 480 units or 14.3% compared to the 31 438 new cars sold during June 2011. Year to date new car sales were 11.8% ahead of the corresponding six months of 2011. The