Vehicle sales for May 2021 show a further increase well over the COVID affected results of 2020.
More particularly for the first three months of the year total sales were still less than 2019, but with May car sales up 68% compared to last year and up 9% compared to 2019, the year-to-date figures for the first 1/3 of the year are now ahead of 2019.
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The Federal Camber of Automotive Industries is cautiously predicting that we may again sell over 1 million cars in the full year period. Car companies have struggled to get a full supply of vehicles that the market is demanding which may be a limitation in reaching this goal.
When COVID hit, the rent a car companies reduced their stock of vehicles. Now this segment and private sales are some of the big movers in terms of growth.
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