Skip to content

Half year commercial vehicle volumes grow as June registrations rise

Total CV registrations were up 7.6% at the year’s halfway point with June volumes rising 4.5%. January-June van registrations were 11.2% ahead of 2012, boosted by a 3.4% rise in the month. While truck demand is 10.4% behind 2012 for the first six months of the year, an 11.7% rise in June could be the … Continued

  • Total CV registrations were up 7.6% at the year’s halfway point with June volumes rising 4.5%.
  • January-June van registrations were 11.2% ahead of 2012, boosted by a 3.4% rise in the month.
  • While truck demand is 10.4% behind 2012 for the first six months of the year, an 11.7% rise in June could be the first signs of 2013 demand rebalancing in the second half of the year.

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

June% changeYear-to-date% changeRolling year% change
Vans23,0413.4%133,17711.2%253,0322.6%
Trucks3,99511.7%21,320-10.4%43,226-9.7%
Total27,0364.5%154,4977.6%296,2580.6%

“The overall CV market rose 7.6% in the first half of 2013 with strong van registrations (up 11.2%) outweighing the uncertain truck market (down 10.4%),” said Nigel Base, SMMT Commercial Vehicle Manager. “Looking ahead to the rest of 2013, we expect the van market to remain stable with a return to a more normal replacement cycle sustaining the market. For trucks, growth in June could be the first sign of a Q3/Q4 recovery as buyers pick from late Euro 5 or new Euro 6 models ahead of new Euro-standard legislation hitting from 2014.”

Welcome back , to continue browsing the site, please click here