Sales Reach 30-Year High
News: New vehicle sales in New Zealand reached their highest levels for 30 years in 2013 totalling over 113,294, a rise of 12.4% y-o-y. Statistical data released by the Motor Industry Association (MIA) showed the highest number of passenger car sales in the month of December 2013 since 1976. Data also revealed a fourth consecutive record-setting monthly performance in December in terms of commercial vehicle sales. MIA's head, David Crawford, said 2013 marked the beginning of the nation's economic recovery from financial crisis.