For Europe’s heavy truck industry it just gets
better as the year rolls on. That’s the upbeat message from latest West European heavy
truck sales figures, showing that an already hot underlying sales pace is showing precious few
signs of cooling down
Two months into this year sales of heavy trucks rose 19.5 per cent, which, by some
measure was a considerably stronger performance than the industry had expected.
How long can it last?
That is the question facing the region’s heavy truck makers as they consider the
implications of yet another year of a notably faster than anticipated truck recovery rate
in their domestic European sales arena.
After an already flying start, with January sales up 18.6 per cent, and no heat loss this February, West
Europe’s heavy truck market has set a markedly hotter sales pace than even downright optimists could have
February’s truck sales pace, continuing the high rate of double-digit sales expansion
seen in the sector for much of last year, rose by 19.4 per cent to 16,778 units for the
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