Car Sales May 2021 We may reach 1 million for the year

Vehicle sales for May 2021 show a further increase well over the COVID affected results of 2020.

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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.


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.

Motoring Minutes are heard around Australia every day on over 50 radio channels through the Torque Radio networkMotoring Minutes have an average daily audience of over 150,000 listeners. This is more than 750,000 listeners a week.

Motoring Minutes are also broadcast as part of Overdrive Radio Program, which is broadcast through the Community Radio Network across Australia and has a weekly audience of over 430,000.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto