Hamilton City Quarterly economic monitor - September 2019

Car registrations

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Highlights for Hamilton City

  • The number of cars registered in Hamilton City decreased by -5.6% in the year to September 2019 compared with the previous 12 months. Growth was higher than in New Zealand, where car sales decreased by -8.5%.
  • A total of 9,040 cars were registered in Hamilton City in the year to September 2019. This compares with the ten year average of 7,115.

National overview

The decline in car registrations continued in the year to September 2019, down 8.5%. Used car registrations, especially for large used cars, are falling faster than new car registrations. Below-average consumer confidence, subdued business confidence, and softening employment prospects reflect a slowing domestic economy in which consumers and businesses are increasingly cautious about making major purchases.