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Automotive Update August 2016

Automotive Update August 2016

11.AUG.2016

What a difference an end of financial year sale can make. From June to July, sales fell 29% or 37,238 vehicles. A $3,000 price reinstatement on the Hyundai i30 saw sales fall 66% and subsequently from #1 to #4 in the monthly sales ranks. Potentially a sign that the sharp June sales increase was driven by more cyber vehicles than originally reported through anonymous dealers by the media.
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Automotive Update July 2016

Automotive Update July 2016

14.JUL.2016

At the end of June and the halfway point of the year, Year to Date (YTD) total unit sales has increased 3% with 19,668 additional vehicles sold compared to H1 last year. Hyundai sold a record number of i30 hatchbacks in June, shocking the industry.

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Made for China - Supply chain: the biggest obstacle facing Australia/NZ exporters?, April 2016

Made for China - Supply chain: the biggest obstacle facing Australia/NZ exporters?, April 2016

28.APR.2016

If Australian and New Zealand companies needed a reminder of the obstacles in doing business in China, events in mid-April were timely.

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Time for domestic funds to take a fresh look at agriculture, April 2016

Time for domestic funds to take a fresh look at agriculture, April 2016

27.APR.2016

Earlier this month, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, called on Australia’s superannuation funds to invest more in the agriculture sector. The Deputy PM’s comments were well timed and echo the view PPB Advisory has put forward for some time.

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Automotive update, April 2016

Automotive update, April 2016

19.APR.2016

In this update, we analyse March 2016 vehicle sales.

Overall vehicle sales for March 2016 have fallen 1% year-on-year (YoY). Locally manufactured vehicle sales continued to deteriorate due to declines from all three local manufacturers. Year-to-date (YTD) vehicle sales are up 3% with 7,734 more sales than last year.

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Automotive update, March 2016

Automotive update, March 2016

30.MAR.2016

In this update, we analyse February 2016 vehicle sales.

Overall vehicle sales continue to grow, up 5% year-to-date (YTD) with 180,816 sales. February sales were up 7% year-on-year (YoY) with buyers continuing to favour imported vehicles over locally manufactured ones.

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Australian dairy - headwinds continue to challenge, March 2016

Australian dairy - headwinds continue to challenge, March 2016

30.MAR.2016

The Australian dairy industry has experienced a difficult 12 months on the back of falling global dairy prices and unfavourable seasonal conditions. Despite these challenges, the Australian environment remain stronger than those experienced in New Zealand. The Dairy Update provides commentary on our key observations within the industry.

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Automotive update, February 2016

Automotive update, February 2016

25.FEB.2016

Three per cent growth in new vehicle sales gives 2016 a jumpstart, with imported vehicles leading the way.

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