New Zealand’s new-vehicle sales continue to grow strongly, but the industry is becoming worried about a disruption in the supply of vehicles due to last month’s massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan that followed the Christchurch quake. Passenger-car sales rose 12.7% in March to 6,079 units, driving 3-month results up12% to 17,133, the Motor Industry Assn. says. Commercial-vehicle sales jumped 36.7% to 2,181 units, for a year-to-date total up 24% to 5,054. MIA CEO Perry Kerr says 2011 ...
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