EU truck and van sales plummet

Brussels, Belgium: EU commercial vehicle registrations fell 44.4% in May as the coronavirus continues to takes its toll on business.

Demand fell across all commercial vehicle segments and most markets. The four largest markets of the EU fell: Spain by 59%, Germany by 47.9%, followed by Italy down 36.5% and France down 35.0%. The UK is not included in these figures published by the ACEA.

Van registrations in the EU fell by 41.3% in May. From January to May, the EU market for new light commercial vehicles contracted by 36.4%.

Heavy truck registrations in May fell by 59.7% to 11,783 units. So far in 2020, 76,232 heavy trucks were registered across the European Union, down 41.1% compared to the same period one year before. Demand contracted by 41.9% in France, followed by Germany (-36.8%), Spain (-32.1%) and Italy (-29.0%).

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