Demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU has remained positive (+2.8%) in June, marking the sixth consecutive month of growth.
Although van registrations slowed down last month, the truck and bus segment propped up the result. The UK market saw the strongest growth in the sector, with 18.5%, followed by Germany with 10.5%. Only Spain saw a minor reduction, with -0.7%.
Over the first half of the year, the EU market for commercial vehicles grew by 5.8%, counting 1,358,271 new vehicles in total. Germany led this growth with a 13.9% increase, followed by the United Kingdom (+10.2%), France (+6.9%), Italy (+4.8%) and Spain (+2.6%).
For LCVs up to 3.5t, last month EU demand for vans weakened, down 5.0% compared to last year. Light commercial vehicle registrations remained exceptionally positive in the UK with +13.5%, although elsewhere in Europe small declines were observed, in Germany (-1.4%) and Spain (-4.4%), with the exception of moderate growth in Italy (+3.0%) and France (+0.4%).
Six months into the year, registrations of new light commercial vehicles grew by 3.8% despite the slowdown observed in June, mentioned above. Each of the largest EU markets has performed well so far, in order: Germany (+11.7%), the United Kingdom (+8.7%), Italy (+5.9%), France (+5.6%) and Spain (+2.3%).