Photo of Cape Town, the capital of South Africa. - Photo courtesy of nobull via Pixabay.

Photo of Cape Town, the capital of South Africa.

Photo courtesy of nobull via Pixabay.

Growth in commercial vehicle segments in South Africa offset lower passenger car sales in the region during June, despite the continued trend of declining vehicle sales.

Overall, out of the total reported industry sales of 45,939 vehicles, 3.4% went to industry corporate fleets and 3.7% went to government fleets, National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA). 

Domestic sales of new light commercial vehicles, bakkies and mini-buses at were at 14,495 units during June 2019 had recorded a modest gain of 1.2% from the 14,322 light commercial vehicles sold during the corresponding month last year.

Sales in the medium and heavy truck segments of the Industry reflected a mixed performance and at 834 units and 1,725 units, respectively, reflected a strong increase of 115 vehicles or an improvement of 16%, in the case of medium commercial vehicles, and, in the case of heavy trucks and buses, a decline of 70 vehicles or a fall of 3.9% compared to the corresponding month last year.

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