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Mixed results for W European trailers

Published to the CV Show website on
13/01/2011

The trailer market in Western Europe grew by 11% in 2010 according to the latest survey by Clear.  "This would normally be a good result," says Gary Beecroft, MD.  "But, as the market fell by 52% in 2008/9 it does not represent a spectacular recovery in demand."  However he thinks that production grew by 47%, as destocking turned into restocking and exports recovered on top of extra domestic demand.  His survey shows trailer demand uneven across the fifteen countries he checked; four, including France and Belgium saw trailer demand continue down in 2010, while six, including the UK and Germany saw double-digit growth.  All countries expect some growth in 2011 with most expecting more in 2012.
More from Gary Beecroft on +44 (0)2 088 928 379 or gbeecroft@talktalk.net

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