HGVs Registrations SMMT News

Outlook still tough for vans and trucks

06 July 2009 #HGVs #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Registrations: down 41.2% in June, down 34.8% to 257,809 for the rolling year.
  • Trucks: down 47.2% in June, down 22.4% to 45,244 for the rolling year.
  • Vans: down 40.1% for the month and down 37.0% to 212,565 for the rolling year.



“We expect van registrations will stabilise at the end of the next quarter, but at the lowest levels since the early 1990s,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “Trucks could drop further in the fourth quarter after the Euro 5 emissions deadline passes in October. The commercial vehicle market continues to reflect the very difficult conditions facing business buyers, particularly those in the freight transport and construction sectors.”


For the third time, the Excel data table with this press release shows light truck registrations between 3.5 and 6.0 tonnes, by brand. This should make for easier comparisons with mainland European registration data.


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