Last year’s heavy truck sales in Western Europe rose by a stronger than expected 16 per cent to the highest annual sales level since 2008 – near 20 per cent leap in sales in both November and December raises hopes that pre-crisis levels could again be reached earlier than feared
Serving as a traditional and trusted barometer of regional underlying economic performance and business confidence, last year’s actual truck sales performance in Western Europe provides a truly upbeat account.
Truck makers, their suppliers and dealers doubtless felt a great deal of satisfaction this week after the European industry’s statistics agency ACEA confirmed that last year’s steadily recovering West European heavy truck market had grown 16 per cent to 215,010 units.
By recent historical standards, that’s the highest heavy truck sales level since 2008, and only the second year since then that West Europe’s heavy truck sales breached the 200,000 annual sales
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