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Europe’s commercial vehicle sales keep rising in Nov

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 21/12/2015 (11:33)
According to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), commercial vehicle sales in the European Union (EU) increased for the eleventh consecutive month in November. New commercial vehicle registrations surged 17.8% to 179,930 units in November. In the first eleven months of the year, meanwhile, commercial vehicle sales in the EU rose 12.2% to 1,887,274 units.

The data showed that sales for light commercial vehicles increased 16.7% on the year in November to reach 148,322 units while sales for new heavy trucks were up 25.1% to 22,423 units. New truck sales rose 22.9% to reach 28,013 units while new bus and coach registrations also surged 26.3% to reach 3,595 units compared to the same month of 2014.

Among the largest European markets, Spain (+52.2%) and Italy (+28.4%) posted notable growth in November and were followed by Germany (+14.9%), the UK (+14.3%) and France (+5.6%) among the top performing countries. Meanwhile, during the January-November period, Spain (+37.9%), the UK (+16.4%), Italy (+11.9%), Germany (+3.9%) and France (+2.4%) all posted growth from a year earlier.
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