EU heavy truck market slightly down

Europe’s heavy truck market was down 0.2 per cent in May, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) based in Brussels, Belgium.

Across the EU, a total of 17,191 new heavy trucks were registered last month. However, results varied widely, as Italy (-3.5 per cent), the UK (-17.6 per cent) and France (-30.2 per cent) saw their markets shrink, while Germany (+22.4 per cent) and Spain (+32.9 per cent) posted growth.

From January to May, France (-4.8 per cent) and the UK (-28.1 per cent) faced a downturn, which was counterbalanced by growth in Germany (+19.1 per cent), Italy (+19.8 per cent) and Spain (+41.9 per cent), leading to an overall 7.2 per cent increase of the EU market. In total, 87,822 vehicles were registered.

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