Growth across the sector yields positive market | February 2015

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“The truck market posted a second month of growth in February, with volumes up by more than a third so far this year. While it might be too early to claim a full recovery, it appears to be on the right track,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive.  “The van market continues to expand, posting […]

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2014 sees CV market return to pre-recession levels | December 2014

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“A continued demand for vans has seen the commercial vehicle market in 2014 return to pre-recession levels, reflecting the growing confidence of many businesses in the UK.” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “The truck market has been distorted by the introduction of Euro-6 emissions regulations at the start of the year and new type […]

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Temporary Phillip for Truck Registrations | October 2014

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“October marks the first month of 2014 in which truck registrations have seen positive growth, given the paucity of demand following the introduction of Euro-6. While encouraging, we should treat such a sharp percentage increase with caution, owing to a relatively small total market and new type approval regulations coming into force at the end […]

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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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