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Industry news

News and information from and about the LCV industry in the UK and around the world. Industry articles available at The Van Expert.

Best January in three years for LCV market

Just under 24,000 new LCVs arrived on Britain, in what the SMMT says was the highest volume of January registrations for three years.
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LCV industry rounds off 2023 with successful December

December marked the twelve straight month of registrations growth for the van market, as demand rose by 36% year-on-year last month.
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LCV sales grow past pre-pandemic levels in November

November marked the eleven straight month of registrations growth for the van market, with over 27,000 new LCVs joining the UK road network.
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Demand for medium-sized vans doubled in October

October marked the tenth month of consecutive growth for the new van market, as demand for mid-sized vans rose by 106% last month.
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High-volume September marks nine straight months of LCV market growth

September signalled the ninth month of consecutive growth for the van market, as annual van registrations passed the 250,000 mark last month.
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LCV market growth continues into August

August signalled the eighth month of consecutive registrations growth for the van market, as annual van registrations passed the 200,000 mark.
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Electric van demand doubles in July

Electric van sales almost doubled in July, in a month of positive LCV sales growth that rivalled pre-pandemic registration figures.
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LCV market up by almost a third in June

Up 31% in June, the LCV market has recorded six months of consecutive growth, and the best registrations performance since 2019.
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May marks fifth consecutive month of LCV market growth

New light van sales grew by 15% year-on-year in May, but the LCV market is still struggling to match pre-pandemic registration numbers.

New LCV registrations rise in April

April marks the fourth month of consecutive growth for the LCV industry, but the anticipated growth of electric van uptake has been underwhelming.
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Light van market continues strong start to 2023

The LCV market has recorded its third consecutive month of growth after a positive March – as light van sales grew by 17%.

LCV market growth continues into February

The LCV market has recorded its second consecutive month of growth - light van sales grew by 9% in February year-on-year.
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Van insurance costs have risen by 16% in the past year

Spiralling UK costs have impacted the van insurance market, as the average quote now sits at over £1,100 per year, according to a new report.
Volkswagen Transporter

LCV market records positive start to 2023

Following a rather gloomy 2022, the 2023 LCV sales race has started strongly, as registrations grew by 26% in January year-on-year.

LCV market shrinks by 21% in 2022 after December slump

The LCV market shrank by 20% in 2022, which concluded with a slow December in which 25% less light vans were sold compared to December 2021.
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LCV market sales slump continues into November

The light van market has now been in decline for two consecutive months, as sales numbers shrank by 22% in November.
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LCV sales shrink by a fifth in October

After September growth, British LCV sales decreased by 18% year-on-year in October according to the SMMT's latest figures.

September sees LCV sales grow for the first time this year

After successive months of declining sales, the LCV market actually grew by 11% in September, but this isn't as impressive as it seems.
Ford Transit Custom

LCV market sales slump continues into August

August's LCV sales figures were the lowest of any month stretching back to 2017, as light van registrations fell by 25% year-on-year.
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New registration plate unlikely to halt van sales decline

Falling van sales won’t be boosted by the new 72-plate changeover starting on the 1st of September, according to a new report.
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LCV market falls in July but electric sales climb

The LCV market shrank for the seventh month in a row year-on-year in July, but monthly electric van registrations continued to grow.

LCV market declines for sixth consecutive month

New light commercial vehicle registrations fell by 23% in the month of June compared to the same time last year, as supply shortages continue.
Ford Transit Custom

LCV sales in fifth consecutive month of decline

New light commercial vehicle registrations fell by 25% in May compared to the same month last year, though electric sales continued to climb.

LCV market continues steady sales decline in April

April 2021 saw the highest monthly registrations since records began, but this April's sales numbers are nowhere near as promising.
Ford Transit Custom

New LCV market shrinks by 28% in March

There were more light vans sold in March than January and February combined, but March sales were still down over 25% when compared to 2021.