Tuesday 12th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

Tough market for commercial vehicles

Truck registrations (over 3.5 tonnes) for the first half of the year are down 40 per cent on last year at 17,927, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Van registrations, at 92,621, were down 45.4 per cent for the half year.

“We expect van registrations will stabilise at the end of the next quarter, but at the lowest levels since the early 1990s,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive.

“Trucks could drop further in the fourth quarter after the Euro 5 emissions deadline passes in October.  The commercial vehicle market continues to reflect the very difficult conditions facing business buyers, particularly those in the freight transport and construction sectors.”

Medium and heavy trucks (over 6.0 tonnes)

Brand YTD-09  YTD-08 % Change
Daf Trucks 4,392 7,037 -37.59
Mercedes 1,954  2,930 -33.31
Iveco 1,622 2,786 -41.78
Scania 1,621 3,004 -46.04
Volvo Trucks 1,603 3,411 -53.00
MAN 1,451 3,405 -57.39
Renault Trucks 726 1,247 -41.78
Total >6.0t  14,351 25,606 -43.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Vans and light trucks >3.5 T and <6.0 T

Brand YTD-09 YTD-08 % Change
Ford 1,175  1,232 -4.63
Mercedes 669 729 -8.23
Fiat 632 882 -28.34
Iveco 397 495 -19.80
Other imports 267 267 0.00
Peugeot  128 144 -11.11
Volkswagen 126 232 -45.69
Renault 82  175 -53.14
LDV 64 311 -79.42
Total 3.5 – 6.0t 3,576 4,487  -20.30