Car sales in Wales last month rocketed over 6,750%, the biggest jump in mainland Britain, said the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
Only Northern Ireland exceeded this leap in 12 months when showrooms recorded 13,629% rise. Scotland saw a 5,686 jump but English dealers trailed with just under 3,000%.
Last month, total UK new registrations reached 141,109 cars compared to 4,205 some 12 months earlier and this has pushed up the year to date increase by16.26%.
The SMMT put down the rise to the reopening of showrooms after extensive lockdowns.
It was a similar story for light commercials which saw registrations reach 30,440, almost 800% up on April 2020, as home deliveries took off and companies prepare for the boom in future months.
It is the massive jump in car registrations which grabbed the headline but set against a near dormant April 2020 in lockdown and the rolling ten year average the total is still almost 13% below that.
Pent up demand in April saw 61,935 private registrations and businesses acquired 77,241 cars. Ford was the top selling brand, with Volkswagen just behind them, followed by BMW.