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Strong van demand drives CV market to half-year record

06 July 2015 #HGVs #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Commercial vehicle registrations reach record half-year total of 209,515.
  • Strong growth in van market is defining factor, with an all-time high of 186,404 vehicles registered in the first six months.
  • Truck registrations also continue to post large gains, with registrations up more than 40% in both June and the year-to-date.

UK van and truck registrations: 2015 and % change on 2014

CV regs June 1

“The record half-year total for commercial vehicle registrations is not unexpected given the significant gains being made in the van market,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Registrations of vans have been increasing strongly for some time, underpinned by economic confidence among large and small businesses, as well as the growing trend for home deliveries.

“The significant rise in truck registrations in June mirrors the sector’s performance in the year so far as it readjusts from the regulatory changes of 2014, while once again it was the heavier vehicles in van, artic and rigid segments that posted the largest rises.”

CV regs June 2

Click through to download the full June 2015 commercial vehicle registrations news release and data tables.

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