Half-year van volumes delight while trucks stay subdued |June 2014

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“The van market has shown another strong performance in June, yielding higher-than-expected growth for the year so far,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “This has helped the total commercial vehicle market achieve half-year growth of more than 11%, despite a somewhat depressed truck sector. Trucks continued to decline in the first six months of […]

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Pre-Euro 6 Boost finally arrives

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“Both the van and truck markets showed great strength in October boosting the sector by 27.3% and taking the 2013 growth rate to almost 10%,” said Nigel Base, SMMT Commercial Vehicle Manager. “We anticipated this late strength in the truck market and SMMT has raised its forecast for van registrations to 264,100 a 10.2% rise […]

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| Tractor Units Up – Vans Down | CV Industry Statistics | Truck and Van Registrations | July 2013

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“July’s commercial vehicle market performed on par with 2012 levels as rising truck volumes helped to offset a dip in van sales,” said Nigel Base, SMMT Commercial Vehicle Manager. “We’ve been expecting a rise in truck volumes as the Euro 5/6 issue comes to a head. In July, trucks rose 10.3% continuing the trend begun […]

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Vans Up 40% | Trucks Sluggish | CV Industry Statistics | Truck and Van Registrations | April 2013

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“The CV market saw further growth in April, up almost 40%, but it’s a mixed picture across the different vehicle types,” said Nigel Base, SMMT Commercial Vehicle Manager. “A lift in van demand is contributing to growth across the overall market, but truck registrations continue to decline. This could be symptomatic of operators holding-off on […]

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Vans Up 11% | Trucks Improving | CV Industry Statistics | Truck and Van Registrations | March 2013

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“Overall CV registrations continue to perform positively with the market increasing 8.1% in March, boosted by an uplift in van demand,” said Nigel Base, SMMT Commercial Vehicle Manager. “Truck demand remains weak, but this could be indicative of delayed purchasing decisions ahead of the introduction of new Euro 6 legislation later this year.”   March […]

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Vans Positive, Truck Struggle | CV Industry Statistics | Truck and Van Registrations | February 2013

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CV market moves up in February, but truck buyers delay decisions “The commercial vehicle industry’s good start to 2013 continued into February, rising 5% as the van market grew 11.8% on last year, but it’s a complex picture,” said Nigel Base, SMMT Commercial Vehicle Manager. “The truck market declined 16%, perhaps as owners and operators […]

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Top of the Trucks | 2012 Truck Brand Analysis | Subscribers Only |

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We see the SMMT registration statistics in the pages of CV Dealer every month – but how do the market positions of the truck manufacturers differ when you consider the different categories of trucks? Firstly it is DAF that rules the roost in terms of market share of trucks registered – this has been the […]

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Disappointing Year End | CV Industry Statistics | Truck and Van Registrations | December 2012

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Tough year for commercial vehicles sees market fall 5.9% “While 2012 has been a challenging year for the UK commercial vehicle market with heavy trucks the only sector performing positively during the year,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The commercial vehicle market ended 5.9% down on 2011 as business confidence wavered. Vans have struggled […]

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C V Industry Statistics | Truck and Van Registrations | April 2012

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April continues market split as heavy and light CVs continue to move in opposite directions “Vans struggled to retain the rate of growth seen in 2011, down 11.1% in March while trucks volumes grew 25.6%, the 18th consecutive monthly rise,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Fuel prices are at the forefront of everyone’s minds, […]

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C V Industry Statistics | Truck and Van Registrations | March 2012

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March van market struggles while trucks stay strong “Vans struggled to retain the rate of growth seen in 2011, down 11.1% in March while trucks volumes grew 25.6%, the 18th consecutive monthly rise,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Fuel prices are at the forefront of everyone’s minds, so the efficiency of new vans and […]

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