For the first time ever, ACEA has released sales figures for Europe for the commercial vehicle sector. They show that sales in 1999 were some 9.0% ahead of 1998 at 2,206,341 from 2,024,480. Within that figure, sales of light trucks (to 3.5t GVW) were 8.6% up at 1,812,879 from 1,669,103, whilst the more important Medium/Heavy Truck sector saw sales rise by 10.7% to 393,462 from 355,377.