HGVs Registrations

Solid August commercial vehicle market sets scene for rest of 2013

05 September 2013 #HGVs #Registrations
  • Total CV registrations were robust in August up 14.8% at 13,451 units with year-to-date volumes 7% above 2012 at 190,159 units.
  • Vans rose 11.1% with 10,344 registrations in the month and remained 9.4% up for the January-August period with 161,938 registrations.
  • Truck demand grew 29% in the month, continuing the reversal of fortunes seen in the first half of 2013 and improving year-to-date performance, now down just 4.8% at 28,221 units.

UK van and truck registrations: 2013 and % change on 2012

August % change Year-to-date % change Rolling year % change
Vans 10,344 11.1% 161,938 9.4% 253,572 2.6%
Trucks 3,107 29.0% 28,221 -4.8% 44,279 -7.3%
Total 13,451 14.8% 190,159 7.0% 297,851 1.0%

“The commercial vehicle industry can take heart from a respectable performance in August with customers boosting registrations by almost 15%,” said Nigel Base, SMMT Commercial Vehicle Manager. “For vans, August is always a quieter month ahead of the September plate-change but the 9.4% year-to-date rise in volumes is set to be maintained through to year end. We predicted a turn-around in truck fortunes through the second half of this year and the robust performance in August is a signal that volumes should catch and pass 2012 totals.”

Click through to download the full August 2013 CV news release and data table.

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