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Europe’s commercial vehicle sales surge in Dec

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 26/01/2016 (16:27)
According to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), commercial vehicle sales in the European Union (EU) increased for the twelfth consecutive month in December. New commercial vehicle registrations surged 14.8% to 191,826 units in December. In 2015, meanwhile, commercial vehicle sales in the EU rose 12.4% to 2,079,322 units.

The data showed that sales for light commercial vehicles increased 13.5% on the year in December to reach 160,518 units while sales for new heavy trucks were up 22.4% to 20,839 units. New truck sales surged 23.7% to reach 27,315 units while new bus and coach registrations also rose 11.1% to reach nearly 4,000 units compared to the same month of 2014.

Among the largest European markets, Italy (+23.2%), Spain (+23.0%) and the UK (+20.3%) posted significant growth in December and were followed by France (+9.4%) and Germany (+8.7%) among the top performing countries. Meanwhile, during 2015, Spain (+36.4%), the UK (+16.7%), Italy (+13.2%), Germany (+4.3%) and France (+3.1%) all posted growth from a year earlier.
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