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Commercial vehicle registrations in the EU continue to rise

Demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU has remained positive (+2.8%) in June, marking the sixth consecutive month of growth.

Light commercial vehicle registrations remained exceptionally positive in June in the UK with +13.5%
Light commercial vehicle registrations remained exceptionally positive in June in the UK with +13.5%

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%).

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Written by Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.

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