• Total CV registrations "strong" in September, up 12.4% year on year; 49,197 units registered in the month
  • The CV market up 8.1% year to date to 239,356 units
  • Van sales up 10.3% to 43,066 in September; up 9.6% YTD to 205,004
  • Truck demand grew 29.7% last month to 6,131 sales; YTD down 0.1% to 34,352

Commercial vehicle registrations were "strong in September", according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), with sales up 12.4% year on year to 49,197 units.

UTD CV sales were up 8.1% to 239,356 units.

Van sales rose 10.3% with 43,066 new '63-plate' registrations last month and rose 9.6% YTD to 205,004.

Truck demand grew 29.7% to 6,131 registrations.

SMMT said the "year to date recovery is on course, now stable, down just 0.1% on 2012 at 34,352 units".

"Commercial vehicle registrations rose 12.4% in September, with greater confidence and impending Euro 6 legislation producing a strong recovery in truck volumes," said SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes.

“Encouragingly, van registration levels have stabilised, up around 10% in the month and year to date, after a variable year that reacted to model changes and changeable market conditions.

"Year to date truck demand is back to 2012 levels after a slow start to the year and we expect the last quarter to be very strong for the sector.”

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September sees commercial vehicle registrations rise 12.4%

Posted 11:02 Friday 4 October 2013

 

  • Total CV registrations were strong in September, up 12.4% 49,197 units registered in the month.
  • The overall commercial vehicle market is up 8.1% for the year-to-date, at 239,356 units.
  • Vans rose 10.3% with 43,066 new 63-plate registrations and rose 9.6% over the year so far with 205,004 registrations.
  • Truck demand grew 29.7% in the month with 6,131 registrations; year-to-date recovery is on course, now stable, down just 0.1% on 2012 at 34,352 units.

 

UK van and truck registrations: 2013 and % change on 2012

 

  September % change Year-to-date % change Rolling year % change
Vans 43,066 10.3% 205,004 9.6% 257,578 4.1%
Trucks 6,131 29.7% 34,352 -0.1% 45,683 -4.2%
Total 49,197 12.4% 239,356 8.1% 303,261 2.7%

“Commercial vehicle registrations rose 12.4% in September, with greater confidence and impending Euro 6 legislation producing a strong recovery in truck volumes,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Encouragingly, van registration levels have stabilised, up around 10% in the month and year-to-date, after a variable year that reacted to model changes and changeable market conditions. Year-to-date truck demand is back to 2012 levels after a slow start to the year and we expect the last quarter to be very strong for the sector.”


Original source: SMMT