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August 6, 2015

UK: Vans slip, truck sales surge in July

Commercial vehicle CV registrations in the UK rose rise 3.7% year on year to 28,980 in July, with strong truck demand (up 39.7% to 4,434) outweighing a 0.9% fall to 24,456 vans.

Commercial vehicle CV registrations in the UK rose rise 3.7% year on year to 28,980 in July, with strong truck demand (up 39.7% to 4,434) outweighing a 0.9% fall to 24,456 vans.

Year to date sales overall rose 19.3% to 238,495 units.

“The commercial vehicle market’s record performance in the first half of the year has been followed by a more sedate July, underpinned by a slight fall in van registrations,” said SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes.

“This is not surprising given a particularly big uplift in the same month last year on the back of the launch of several new key models. Demand is still at a very high level, with year to date van registrations up 17% as confident businesses continue to invest in their fleets and capitalise on the ongoing trend for home deliveries.

“Registrations of trucks, meanwhile, saw another robust month in line with the sector’s performance in the year so far. Once again, the principal gains were made by the heavier vehicles in each market segment.”

Data from SMMT:

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