European CV registrations rise

Data from Acea, the European auto industry body shows commercial vehicle registrations up 6.0% to 1,300,429 across the EU from January to September, compared to the same period last year.  Vans up to 3.5tonnes, rose 8.6% to 1,098,104 while trucks over 16t dropped 5.5% to 120,152.  Buses and coaches over 3.5t dropped 12.3% to 25,065 for the period.  For most vehicle types, the data for September this year compares well with that for last year.  Total CV registrations were up 13.7%.  Vans rose 14.6%, heavy trucks rose 20.4% but busses dropped 10.4%.  Acea says most of the growth came from vans.
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