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WESTERN EUROPE | TRUCKS
Europe’s heavy truck market sees 18th successive sales gain in a row
Published: Fri, 29th Jul 2016 15:31:08 GMT  
 

West European Truck Sales scene H1 2016 AID Newsletter

The heavy truck sales recovery in Western Europe remains in full swing. In spite of losing some steam during the second quarter when growth eased back to 13.8 per cent from a slightly more vibrant 15 per cent in the first quarter, the underlying pace of advance supports the view that West Europe’s heavy truck market is still heading for the best turnout since 2008. Supporting this now widely shared optimism, Acea supplied date reveals that without exception, half year sales were well up on last year in every market, while fourteen out of eighteen countries posted double-digit increases this first half 

West Europe’s heavy truck market, echoing the upbeat spirit seen this first half from both light commercials (up 12 per cent) and cars (up 8.5 per cent), is continuing to march into an upward direction. 

June’s 10.6 per cent sales gain, the fifth double-digit gain in the past six months and the 18th successive gain since the start of last year, provides the latest clue as to the underlying health of Europe’s still strongly recovering automotive market. 

In its regular roundup of Europe’s heavy truck sales scene, AID’s forecasters now believe that
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