SMMT: Half-year van volumes delight while trucks stay subdued

Total commercial vehicle registrations rose 25.5% in June to 33,941; rolling year up 16.4% to 344,762. Van market maintains impressive growth with registrations up 33.3% in June, causing year-to-date volumes to increase 16.8% to 155,532 and rolling year up 16.0% to 293,428. Truck registrations continue the ongoing decline, down 19.2% in June to 3,229 units. …

  • Total commercial vehicle registrations rose 25.5% in June to 33,941; rolling year up 16.4% to 344,762.
  • Van market maintains impressive growth with registrations up 33.3% in June, causing year-to-date volumes to increase 16.8% to 155,532 and rolling year up 16.0% to 293,428.
  • Truck registrations continue the ongoing decline, down 19.2% in June to 3,229 units. Looking over a rolling 12 months, however, strong registrations at the end of 2013 (ahead of Euro-6 regulations) helped volumes remain up 18.8% at 51,334.

UK van and truck registrations: 2014 and % change on 2013

UK van and truck registrations: 2014 and % change on 2013

“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 the year in the wake of an extremely strong end to 2013, ahead of the introduction of Euro-6.”

Van and truck registrations - rolling year trends Jan 2010 to date

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