European truck registrations rise 5.8% in first half of 2019

George Barrow
September 23, 2019

Commercial vehicle registrations across Europe rose 5.8% in the first six months of 2019 compared to last year, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA).

EU registrations in the first half reached 1,358,271, compared with 1,283,260 in the first half of 2018.

The heavy truck (16-tonne GVW and above) sector saw the largest increase at 16.2%, reaching 186,511 registrations.

Overall, 228,361 vehicles above 3.5 tonnes GVW were registered, compared with 196,013 in H1 2018. June was particularly strong with a 47% increase.

The UK led the way with a 26.2% increase in truck registrations over the first half of the year, compared with 2018. It also recorded the second largest rise in terms of LCV registrations at 8.7%. The biggest rise in LCV registrations was in Germany, which saw 11.7% growth. Germany also showed the biggest rise in commercial vehicle registrations overall at 13.9%.

The UK turned in the second largest rise overall among the five main EU markets (UK,  France, Germany, Italy, and Spain), however, at 10.2%.

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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