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.