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January 26, 2010updated 12 Apr 2017 4:27pm

CV registration drop eases across Europe (Free)

CV registrations around Europe dropped 32.4 percent in 2009 compared with 2008, figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) have shown. December registrations were 10.6 percent down, reflecting a less sharp decrease in the van market in the last months of the year (down 6.3 percent in December). Within the light commercial vehicle segment, the Spanish and French markets recorded positive figures of 19.7 and 15.3 percent for the month respectively

By Antonio Fabrizio

CV registrations around Europe dropped 32.4 percent in 2009 compared with 2008, figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) have shown.

December registrations were 10.6 percent down, reflecting a less sharp decrease in the van market in the last months of the year (down 6.3 percent in December).

Within the light commercial vehicle segment, the Spanish and French markets recorded positive figures of 19.7 and 15.3 percent for the month respectively. For the same period, registrations in the new EU member states dropped 37 percent.

Trucks between 3.5 tonnes and 16 tonnes were down 34 percent in December, with only registrations in Poland growing – by almost 5 percent. All other major markets were negatively affected, with Italy and the UK shrinking by almost 50 percent. Over the year, registrations were 40 percent down.

Registrations of heavier vehicles dropped 39.4 percent in December and almost 50 percent throughout 2009. 

Antonio Fabrizio

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