UK heavy truck registrations continue decline in October

George Barrow
November 26, 2018


Registration of new trucks at 16 tonnes and above fell in October, continuing a trend of overall decline for 2018.

The latest data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) shows registrations fell by 9.9% in the UK to 3,456 (3,837) last month.

In comparison France saw new truck registrations increase by 13.8% to 5,113 (4,494) and Germany by 18.6% to 6,207 (5,235).

New truck registrations at 16 tonnes and above were up 7.7% overall during October in the EU at 31,029 (28,813).

Year to date (October) heavy truck registrations in the UK are 7.4% lower year on year at 30,699 (33,169).

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About the Author


George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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