UK truck registrations continued to slump in April

George Barrow
May 29, 2018


UK heavy truck registrations declined again in April despite an EU-wide bounce that saw registrations climb 11.7% overall year-on-year.

April’s registration figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) record a 19% decline in UK truck registrations of 16 tonnes and over, from 3,486 in the same period of 2017 to 2,822.

As a consequence, the UK market remains 8.2% behind 2017 as of the first four months of the year.

By way of comparison, Germany’s 6,356 registrations were up 18.3% year-on-year, and France saw a 9% increase to 4,002 registrations.

27,189 trucks of 16 tonnes and over were registered in the EU in April (2017: 24,347).

Both ACEA and the SMMT reported a decline in UK truck registrations during the first quarter of 2018.


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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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