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European commercial vehicle registrations keep increasing in September

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 24/10/2016 (10:50)
According to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), commercial vehicle sales in the European Union (EU) increased for the 21st consecutive month in September. A total of 220,781 commercial vehicles were registered last month with a rise of 6%.

Reports show that the commercial vehicle registrations increased by 46.3% in Italy, by 14.1% in Spain, by 1.1% in France and by 0.9% in UK. Italy saw the highest spike among the other EU countries in September.

New light commercial vehicle registrations rose by 6.8%, totaling 185,415 units compared to the same month of last year, recording the 37th straight month of growth while the heavy truck registrations posted a 2.9% rise from the same month of 2015 reaching 25,889 new units and new truck registrations increased 2.2%, to 31,432 units from September 2015. Meanwhile, new buses and coaches registrations were down 1.8% to 3,934 in September, posting the fourth straight monthly decline.

In the January-September period, meanwhile, the EU market rose 13.1% year on year to 1.7 million units. During the first nine months of the year, commercial vehicle markets posted the following growth rates; Italy (+40.2%), Spain (+13.1%), Germany (+11.3%), France (+10.1%), and the UK (+2.0%).
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