Demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU increased in August, marking the eighth consecutive month of growth, according to the latest report from European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).
Southern European markets confirmed the positive momentum, with Spain (+43.6 per cent) and Italy (+21.2 per cent) leading the growth, followed by the UK (+15.8 per cent). France remained stable (+0.2 per cent) while Germany (‐8.7 per cent) saw demand decrease.
August 2015 results show an increase in new heavy truck registrations (+19.0 per cent), totalling 15,496 units. Spain (+67.3 per cent), still benefiting from the government incentive program, largely contributed to this positive outcome, followed by Italy (+25.2 per cent), the UK (+17.3 per cent) and France (+10.5 per cent).
19,861 new medium trucks were registered in the EU, up 14.7 per cent compared to August 2014. All major markets supported the overall expansion, with Spain (+59.5 per cent), Italy (+24.6 per cent), the UK (+15.0 per cent), France (+6.8 per cent) and Germany (+0.6 per cent) posting growth.