October fall leaves commercial vehicle market subdued

  • Commercial vehicle registrations down 8.1% in October to 21,661 units, rolling year down 0.9% to 293,312.
  • Truck registrations dip to 3,867 units, down 8.1% in the month, but rolling year up 16.3% to 47,352.
  • Van registrations down in October to 17,794 units, rolling year down 3.6%, with 245,960 registrations.

UK van and truck registrations: 2012 and % change on 2011

October % change Year-to-date % change Rolling year % change
Vans 17,794 -8.1% 204,861 -6.5% 245,960 -3.6%
Trucks 3,867 -8.1% 38,238 13.0% 47,352 16.3%
Total 21,661 -8.1% 243,099 -3.9% 293,312 -0.9%

Click through to download the full October 2012 commercial vehicle registrations news release and data tables.

“SMMT recently updated its forecast for light van registrations, suggesting a 6.5% drop in van volumes for 2012, a situation reflected by the weak October market that fell 8.1% versus 2011,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Despite almost 10% decline in the month, trucks have performed well in 2012, up 13% for the year-to-date after significant growth in the rigid sector earlier this year.”

Click through to download the full October 2012 commercial vehicle registrations news release and data tables.

 

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