TRUCK MARKET STRENGTH STABILISES JUNE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MARKET







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: July 5, 2012
Categories: General News

SMMT VAN AND TRUCK REGISTRATIONS

  • Van and truck market stable in June, dipping 0.4% to 25,864 registrations, rolling year up 2.6% to 294,549.
  • Truck registrations up 14.7% at 3,577 in the month, rolling year up 25%to 47,848.
  • Van registrations down 2.5% to 22,287 units in June, rolling year down 0.9% to 246,701.

UK van and truck registrations: 2012 and % change on 2011

June % change Year-to- date % change Rolling year % change
Vans 22,287 -2.5% 119,786 -10.1% 246,701 -0.9%
Trucks 3,577 14.7% 23,796 26.0% 47,848 25.0%
Total 25,864 -0.4% 143,582 -5.6% 294,549 2.6%

“The commercial vehicle market stabilised in June, down just 0.4%, after a changeable few months. Truck volumes remained strong, up 14.7% in the month while van numbers dipped 2.5%,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The trend for the commercial vehicle market is generally stable, but it is far from settled and is likely to follow the course of the UK and European economy in the second half of the year.”

Truck Registrations United Kingdom

UK van and truck registrations

Month Jun-12 Jun-11 % change
Pickups 1,785 2,121 -15.8%
4x4s 459 577 -20.5%
Vans <= 2.0t 3,786 4,874 -22.3%
Vans > 2.0 - 2.5t 2,934 2,956 -0.7%
Vans > 2.5 - 3.5t 13,323 12,322 8.1%
All Vans to 3.5t 22,287 22,850 -2.5%
Rigids > 3.5 - 6.0t 684 360 90.0%
Rigids > 6.0 - 16t 770 668 15.3%
Rigids > 16t 931 762 22.2%
All rigids 2,385 1,790 33.2%
2-axle artics 131 243 -46.1%
3-axle artics 1,061 1,085 -2.2%
All artics 1,192 1,328 -10.2%
Year-to-date YTD-12 YTD-11 % change
Pickups 11,101 14,196 -21.8%
4x4s 3,434 3,430 0.1%
Vans <= 2.0t 20,410 26,168 -22.0%
Vans > 2.0 - 2.5t 16,058 16,394 -2.0%
Vans > 2.5 - 3.5t 68,783 73,050 -5.8%
All Vans to 3.5t 119,786 133,238 -10.1%
Rigids > 3.5 - 6.0t 4,380 2,695 62.5%
Rigids > 6.0 - 16t 5,189 3,574 45.2%
Rigids > 16t 6,593 4,445 48.3%
All rigids 16,162 10,714 50.8%
2-axle artics 1,152 1,187 -2.9%
3-axle artics 6,482 6,991 -7.3%
All artics 7,634 8,178 -6.7%
Rolling year RY-12 RY-11 % change
Pickups 23,074 23,810 -3.1%
4x4s 6,682 6,342 5.4%
Vans <= 2.0t 39,808 46,403 -14.2%
Vans > 2.0 - 2.5t 33,564 30,590 9.7%
Vans > 2.5 - 3.5t 143,573 141,738 1.3%
All Vans to 3.5t 246,701 248,883 -0.9%
Rigids > 3.5 - 6.0t 7,219 5,871 23.0%
Rigids > 6.0 - 16t 10,067 7,159 40.6%
Rigids > 16t 12,686 9,176 38.3%
All rigids 29,972 22,206 35.0%
2-axle artics 3,109 2,587 20.2%
3-axle artics 14,767 13,490 9.5%
All artics 17,876 16,077 11.2%

Truck Registrations United Kingdom 2012