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September registrations: vans up, trucks down

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Data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show UK van and truck registrations up 3.7% to 242,908 for the rolling year.  The September score was 39,942.  In the same month trucks over 3.5 tonnes hit 4,633, but were down 28% to 30,332 for the rolling year.  Vans did better, with 35,309 in September and a 10.6% rise in the eighth straight month of growth, to hit 212,576 for the rolling year.  The van figures show a "slow but steady improvement" according to Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive.  Falling truck numbers after three months of growth show the "variable nature" of the UK recovery.  "We need the government to use its comprehensive spending review to prioritise economic growth, as well as deficit reduction."
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