EU market up six per cent in September

Demand for new commercial vehicles in the European Union EU has gone up six per cent in September, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA).

“This marked the 21st consecutive month of growth, with a total of 220,781 new vehicles registered,” ACEA said.

Growth reportedly continued to be driven by the Italian (+46.3 per cent) and Spanish (+14.1 per cent) markets, while France (-1.1 per cent) and the United Kingdom (-0.9 per cent) performed less well than in September 2015.

Over the first nine months of 2016, the EU market expanded by 13.1 per cent, totalling about 1.7 million commercial vehicles.

During that period, Italy (+40.2 per cent), Spain (+13.1 per cent), Germany (+11.3 per cent), France (+10.1 per cent) and the United Kingdom (+2.0 per cent) all posted growth.

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