- Record March figure at 55,678, the largest total ever for any month
- Rolling year total at 371,261 also tops the 1989 annual record of 371,104
- LCVs up 15.1 per cent in March, and 9.4 per cent for Q1 2004
- Trucks up 7.3 per cent for the month and 3.9 per cent for year to date
- Buses fall three per for the month and 13.7 per cent for Q1 2004
- CV registration growth confirms a strong domestic economy
‘March is a key month in the sales calendar and this year it breaks all records at 55,678. The previous record of 55,232 was set in August 1989. The rolling year total also breaks all records at 371,261,’ said Christopher Macgowan, chief executive at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. The strong economy and positive economic outlook is very encouraging and the UK commercial vehicle market reflects that business confidence. A good result for the CV industry is that this has nudged the underlying annual registration volume beyond the historic record levels set in 1989,’ he concluded.