Vehicle Registrations

June 2018


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Decline in taxi, rental and cars registrations pushed total vehicle registrations lower

The total vehicle registrations declined over the month of June by 90 registrations (23.0%), recording a total of 301 registrations. This is higher than the monthly average of 231 vehicles in the past five years. After the high number of registered taxis & rentals and cars last month, it contributed to the lower number of total registrations in June 2018. As a result, the registration of  taxis & rentals and cars declined by 50 and 47 registrations respectively. However, the registrations of other vehicle types such as government and heavy vehicles slightly increased over the month.

Import payments for vehicles however rose over the month by $0.2 million (13.4%) coinciding with a rise in new commitment loans for vehicle by $0.2 million in June 2018 which may indicate a continued strong demand for vehicles.

Over the year to June 2018, the total number of vehicles registered declined by 11 (0.3%) registrations. The decline in the registration cars and other light vehicles, motorcycles and buses outweighed a rise in registration of heavy vehicles, government, taxis and rental vehicles. However, the payments for the import of vehicles recorded in the Overseas Exchange Transactions reports declined by $1.7 million (8.1%) over the year to June 2018. This reflects the popularity of people going overseas and buy their vehicles or receiving it as a form of gift from family members abroad.

Vehicle registrations are projected to increase in the near term. This is supported by the return of seasonal workers from Australia and New Zealand. Furthermore, locals’ preference for second hand cars ordered online from Japan is expected to remain high as the price is cheaper and the road conditions in Tonga are improving. Accordingly, the Reserve Bank’s liaison program reflects that the number of car dealers and vehicle businesses are increasing. These would support more imports of vehicles in the future. 


Vehicle Registrations Releases

Vehicle Registrations Releases for 2018


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Released on 5 October 2018 | 148 KB

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Released on 15 August 2018 | 133 KB
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Released on 15 August 2018 | 134 KB

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Released on 20 March 2018 | 145 KB
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Released on 28 May 2018 | 134 KB

2017


pdfIcon December
Released on 20 March 2018 | 145 KB
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Released on 20 March 2018 | 145 KB

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Released on 16 January 2018 | 261 KB
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Released on 8 December 2017 | 130 KB

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Released on 14 November 2017 | 148 KB
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Released on 17 October 2017 | 292 KB

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Released on 1 September 2017 | 137 KB
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Released on 3 August 2017 | 153 KB

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Released on 30 June 2017 | 150 KB
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Released on 14 June 2017 | 149 KB

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Released on 14 June 2017 | 149 KB
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Released on 14 June 2017 | 151 KB

2016


pdfIcon December
Released on 9 June 2017 | 137 KB
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Released on 19 May 2017 | 156 KB

pdfIcon October
Released on 23 March 2017 | 209 KB
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Released on 9 January 2017 | 347 KB

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Released on 31 October 2016 | 340 KB
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Released on 31 October 2016 | 343 KB

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Released on 5 September 2016 | 156 KB
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Released on 28 July 2016 | 155 KB

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Released on 29 June 2016 | 150 KB
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Released on 3 June 2016 | 445 KB

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Released on 3 June 2016 | 445 KB
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Released on 8 April 2016 | 200 KB

2015


pdfIcon December
Released on 8 April 2016 | 201 KB
pdfIcon November
Released on 4 January 2016 | 397 KB

pdfIcon October
Released on 23 December 2015 | 171 KB
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Released on 2 December 2015 | 407 KB

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Released on 7 October 2015 | 399 KB
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Released on 5 August 2015 | 438 KB

pdfIcon May
Released on 31 July 2016 | 448 KB
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Released on 12 June 2015 | 450 KB

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Released on 8 May 2015 | 452 KB
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Released on 9 April 2015 | 453 KB

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Released on 5 March 2015 | 186 KB
   

2014


pdfIcon December
Released on 6 February 2015 | 188 KB
pdfIcon November
Released on 13 January 2015 | 175 KB

pdfIcon October
Released on 17 December 2014 | 202 KB
pdfIcon September
Released on 11 November 2014 | 281 KB

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Released on 9 October 2014 | 189 KB
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Released on 15 August 2014 | 199 KB

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Released on 8 July 2014 | 278 KB
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Released on 27 June 2014 | 281 KB

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