In June 2019, demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU remained positive (+2.8%) according to the latest official figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).
Total new commercial vehicles
In June 2019, demand for new commercial vehicles in the EU remained positive (+2.8%), marking the sixth consecutive month of growth. The truck and bus segments contributed strongly to this result, while van registrations slowed down last month. With the exception of Spain (-0.7%), all major EU markets recorded solid growth in June. The UK (+18.5%) and Germany (+10.5%) saw the strongest gains last month.
Over the first half of the year, the EU market for commercial vehicles grew by 5.8%, counting 1,358,271 new vehicles in total. Germany led this growth with a 13.9% increase, followed by the United Kingdom (+10.2%), France (+6.9%), Italy (+4.8%) and Spain (+2.6%).
New light commercial vehicles (LCV) up to 3.5t
Despite the strong performance in the UK, in June 2019, demand for vans weakened in the EU, down 5.0% compared to one year ago. Light commercial vehicle registrations posted declines in German (-1.4%) and Spanish markets (-4.4%). On the other hand, demand remained positive in the UK (+13.5%) and, albeit more moderately, in Italy (+3.0%) and France (+0.4%).
Six months into the year, registrations of new light commercial vehicles grew by 3.8% despite the slowdown observed in June. Each of the largest EU markets has performed well so far: Germany (+11.7%), the United Kingdom (+8.7%), Italy (+5.9%), France (+5.6%) and Spain (+2.3%).