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Bottle half full - Europeís Truck Market
Gradual return to near normal truck trading conditions - Volvo sees brightening truck sales horizon in Europe

Published: Wed, 24 Apr 2015 13:14:51 GMT

Volvo Truck I-Shift duel clutch Europe 2015

West Europeís truck sales figures in 2013 and 2014, thanks to the extensive pre-buying binge of Euro 5 trucks in 2013, were more akin to a distorted mirror rather than a true market barometer. Good news is that from now on this greatly distorted picture should get a great deal clearer, thus providing truck market observers with a more realistic picture of true underlying demand in the region

Encouraging, despite the absence of continent-wide March truck sales data, pockets of AID compiled data for a few selected markets still points to an ongoing truck sales recovery in much of Europe.

After the monumental statistical distortions that have shaped West Europeís heavy truck market during last year and the year before, this year may be about to see a gradual return to near normal truck trading conditions. 

The consequence is that from now on the distorted underlying picture seen during these past two years will get clearer as the year unfolds. 

However, experts believe that it will be some time yet before these distortions caused chiefly by the extensive pre-buying of Euro 5 trucks during the second half of 2013 will have worked themselves out of the data
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:
WEST EUROPEAN NEW TRUCK SALES > 16T GVW by COUNTRY:  
2-MONTHS 2015 v 2-MONTHS 2014

 

 

 

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