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Decemberís heavy truck market more than halved 
Striking contrasts seen in last yearís European truck sales fortunes

Published: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:03:19 GMT

Volvo FH16 truck forrest 2014 truck sales Western Europe

West Europeís heavy truck market was expected to take a severe hammering during the closing months of last year because of the near riotous pre-buying of Euro 5 trucks in the prior year pre-Christmas period. 

Fully in line with earlier truck industry forecasts, Decemberís sales of trucks at 16t GVW and above drove off a cliff.

Acea supplied figures show a more than halving in December sales, thus ending last year with a 6 per cent drop in sales. 

-6%
2014 West European drop in sales of trucks over 16T GVW


West Europeís heavy truck sales slipped back to 185,325 units from the artificially inflated 197,215 still registered during the whole of 2013.

To no oneís surprise in truck industry circles, Decemberís sales didnít fall but plunge. 

So much so in fact that sales took a severe nosedive in the vast majority of markets. 

As it turns out, December sales rose in only three of the 17 markets regularly tracked by the Acea European automobile Manufacturers Association
...more 


> Europeís truck makers to pay price for Q4 2013 pre-buying  07 October 2014


> Trucks take another wrong turn in May, but itís not what its seems  11 July 2014


> Recovering European truck market took wrong turn this April  03 June 2014


DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:
WEST EUROPEAN NEW TRUCK SALES > 16T GVW by COUNTRY:  
DECEMBER 2014 v DECEMBER 2013
12-MONTHS
2014 v 12-MONTHS
2013


 


 

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