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Vans and trucks break registration records, again

06 June 2005 #HGVs #Registrations #SMMT News

  • Rolling year registrations at 395,665, up 5.7 per cent on year to May 2004
  • Year to date CV registrations up 5,742 units and 3.6 per cent to 163,989
  • Strong growth for light vans and trucks counter decline elsewhere

‘These figures are great news,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘But beneath the froth there are some mixed messages. Many of these trucks were sold before the end of last year, with a typical sale-to-registration time lag; so this autumn’s truck registration figures may show the effects of an election-based wobble in business and consumer confidence this spring. By contrast, van registrations continue to ride high on the back of a buoyant construction industry.’

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Robin Dickeson on +44(0)2 073 449 222.

Mobile +44 07 974 435 641

E-mail: rdickeson@smmt.co.uk


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