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November van and truck registrations power towards biggest year since 2008

Total commercial vehicle registrations up strongly in November, rising 22.7% to 28,057 units in the month. Year-to-date CV market up 10.9% at 294,991 units and on track to top 300,000 units for first time in five years. Vans rose 19.4% in November with 22,647 registrations and 11.7% growth over the year so far. Truck demand … Continued

  • Total commercial vehicle registrations up strongly in November, rising 22.7% to 28,057 units in the month.
  • Year-to-date CV market up 10.9% at 294,991 units and on track to top 300,000 units for first time in five years.
  • Vans rose 19.4% in November with 22,647 registrations and 11.7% growth over the year so far.
  • Truck demand saw significant growth in the month rising 39.3%, pushing year-to-date volumes to 44,867, 6.5% ahead of 2012.

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

November

% change

Year-to-date

% change

Rolling year

% change

Vans

22,647

19.4%

250,124

11.7%

265,929

9.8%

Trucks

5,410

39.3%

44,867

6.5%

48,446

3.7%

Total

28,057

22.7%

294,991

10.9%

314,375

8.8%

“The November commercial vehicle market rose 22.7%, continuing the strong upward momentum we’ve seen over the past four months,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “With engine technology developments driving up the truck market, plus van owners and operators responding positively to this year’s economic recovery, the sector is on course for its best performance in five years.”

November 2013 CV regs chart

November 2013 CV tables

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