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Europe’s truck makers to pay price for Q4 2013 pre-buying
For Europe’s truck makers things will get worse before they get better

Published: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:42:05 GMT
 

Euro 6 Scania trucks Sweden

Truck industry on the verge of paying the price for last year’s extensive pre-buying – There is worse to come – Latest underlying trends support the view that it is probably wise to batten down the hatches in readiness of the storms yet to come during this year’s 4th quarter – Consensus view in truck industry circles now is for a single digit drop in this year’s West European heavy truck sales

West Europe’s registrations of trucks in the 16t GVW segment and over have now fallen in four of the past five months, and are expected to follow an accelerating slide during the remaining months of this year, thanks entirely to the extensive pre-buying of trucks during the closing months of last year. 

33.9%
Germany’s West European truck sales share after 8-months 


Striking contrasts in market fortunes were spotted in recent truck sales numbers. 

While Germany saw a 2.4 per cent rise in August sales, same month sales in the UK and France, the region’s second and third biggest markets, didn’t fall but plunge.. 
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

EUROPEAN new TRUCK sales:

West European new TRUCK sales > 16T GVW by country 
AUGUST 2014 v AUGUST 2013
8-MONTHS 2014 v 8-MONTHS 2013

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