The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa [NAAMSA] said that new vehicle sales continued to disappoint into May, 2019 while export sales were also down for the first time this year.

The May 2019 export sales number represented an unexpected decline with export sales at 29 850 vehicles reflecting a decrease of 8,8% compared to the 32 716 vehicles exported in the same month last year.

The momentum of vehicle exports over the course of 2019 should, however, increase further with vehicle exports for the first five months of the year still 20,1% higher than the corresponding period last year.

Download the full NAAMSA press release below as well as the May 2019 Industry New Vehicle Sales.