There were 828 used imported commercial vehicles sold last month, an 8.8 per cent decrease compared to April 2017, when 908 vehicles were registered.
Year to date the total has dropped by 7.5 per cent or 308 registrations, compared to the first four months of 2017.
Toyota retained the top spot in the used commercial vehicle sector with a market share of 47 per cent with 389 registrations. This was followed by Nissan and Isuzu, who had a market share of 21.1 per cent – 174 registrations, and 6.5 per cent and 54 registrations respectively.
Most main regions recorded losses during April compared with the same month last year. Auckland led the way with a 13.5 per cent or 59 units decrease, followed by Christchurch and Wellington who showed falls of 12.8 per cent and 9.5 per cent.
Dunedin was one of the exceptions, with sales increasing by 20.7 per cent compared to April 2017.