ACEA reports positive six months for EU commercial vehicles

EU commercial vehicle demand increased for the sixth consecutive month in June 2015 at 197,203 units, adding to a total of 1,030,140 commercial vehicles across the first six months of the year, according to the latest report from European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

In June, growth was sustained across all commercial vehicle segments and in all major markets, with Germany (+9.4 per cent), Italy (+12.5 per cent), France (+12.9 per cent), the UK (+18.5 per cent) and Spain (+49.7 per cent) posting growth.

In the first six months of 2015, the EU market expanded (+12.9 per cent), with Spain (+36.8 per cent), the UK (+21.8 per cent), Italy (+8.6 per cent), Germany (+4.6 per cent) and France (+1.6 per cent) all posting growth.

For heavy trucks, registrations were up 32.7 per cent in June, totaling 23,360 units. Spain (+105.0 per cent), still benefiting from the government incentive program, largely contributed to this positive outcome, followed by Italy (+50.5 per cent), the UK (+39.7 per cent) and France (+34.5 per cent) which all posted double-digit growth.

The six-month results for heavy trucks are positive, growing 20.3 per cent to 126,039 units. The UK (+57.7 per cent), Spain (+47.4 per cent), Italy (+19.1 per cent), France (+9.4 per cent) and Germany (+2.2 per cent) saw their demand for heavy trucks increase, contributing to the overall upturn of the EU market over the period.

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