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WESTERN EUROPE
Euro 6 pre-buying binge?
UK leads truck comeback in Europe – Germany also looks on the rebound
Published: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:58:43 GMT
 

Mercedes Actros truck lined up large

Truck industry logic has it that more goods start moving when economies expand, with the consequence that more trucks take to the road. 

West Europe’s badly battered truck market remains in decline, but when judged from latest truck sales trends - echoing the first faint signs of improving European economies - it now resembles a market that is slowly on the mend, raising the prospect of continued further improvements during the second half.

The fact that West Europe’s June truck sales in the over 3.50t GVW class fell 8.7 per cent, marking the 6th successive fall in as many months, would probably qualify as bad news. However, the good news for Europe’s truck industry is that June nevertheless marks the continuation of a trend pointing to a continued and gradual easing in the market’s rate of decline as the year progressed, pointing to the first real light at the end of the tunnel
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

EUROPEAN new TRUCK sales:

West European new TRUCK sales > 3.5T GVW by country 
JUNE 2013 v JUNE 2012

West European new TRUCK sales > 3.5T GVW by country 
6-M
ONTHS 2013 v 6-MONTHS 2012


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