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Light commercial vehicle sales slip

09 August, 2013

The latest light commercial vehicle sales figures were down 0.6% in July but are still up 6.5% for the year-to-date. Van sales dipped 2.6% last month but remained 9.3% ahead year-to-date.

“It is positive to see that the commercial vehicle market remained stable during July, with a healthy increase in the truck sector of 10.3%” said Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA).

Robinson continued, “Both the car derived van and large van sectors lost market share in July while the mid-size panel van sector increased its sales volume. The fall in van sales could be attributed to the high volume of pre-registrations that took place prior to the introduction of type approval regulations 18 months ago.

“Despite the fall in sales in July the year-to-date figures shows that the van market remains buoyant. The NFDA believes that the van market will finish the year 10% above 2012.

“The Euro 5/6 change over continues to effect the truck market. While the rigid truck sector slipped by 5.1% in July the heavy tractor sector recorded an increase in sales of a massive 40%.

“The recent increase in truck sales could be attributed to the growing confidence within the construction industry coupled with the signs of a stabilising economy.”





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Weekly retail fuel prices: 10 September 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East134.6369.90141.35131.64
East Midlands133.97143.95130.99
London134.3864.90142.36131.76
North East133.47143.65130.41
North West134.04140.97130.80
Northern Ireland132.83136.90130.30
Scotland134.18139.12131.04
South East134.8464.90142.44132.11
South West134.4366.90140.71131.59
Wales134.01138.06130.94
West Midlands133.4569.90142.91130.79
Yorkshire & Humber133.2855.20142.31130.51

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