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Europe’s commercial vehicle sales increased further in June

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 28/07/2015 (16:36)
According to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), commercial vehicle sales in the European Union (EU) increased for a sixth straight month in June. New commercial vehicle registrations rose 18.6% to 197,203 units in June. In the first six months, meanwhile, commercial vehicle sales in the EU climbed 12.9% to 1,030,140 units.

The data showed that sales for heavy trucks were up 37.7% in June to 23,360 units while sales for light commercial vehicles rose 16.3% on the year to reach 163,738 units. New bus and coach sales also increased 28.6% to reach 3,569 units in June compared with the same month of 2014 while new truck sales were up 31.4% on the year.

Among the largest European markets, Spain (+49.7%), the UK (+18.5%), France (+12.9%) and Italy (+12.5%) posted double digit growth in June. Meanwhile, during the January-June period, Spain (+36.8%), the UK (+21.8%), Italy (+8.6%), Germany (+4.6%) and France (+1.6%) posted growth year over year.
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