The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) is the trade association for the UK motor industry. Articles about SMMT at The Van Expert.
The roller coaster ride of new LCV registrations in 2018 is continuing. After two months of falling figures, August saw sales up by 5%.
New LCV registrations fell by 6% for the second month in succession, according to the latest numbers published today by the SMMT.
UK van registrations fell 5.8% in June, more than reversing a 2% rise in May in what remains a volatile market.
Demand for new LCVs remained stable in May, with new registrations up just over 2%, and year-to-date registrations down just under 1%.
The April new LCV registration figures have been published, and it was a solid month for every category except pick-up trucks.
Sales of new vans slid back almost 6% in March, emphasising the current volatile nature of the market after rising in February.
The British new LCV market reversed its slide in February, bringing some brighter news to an industry that has seen declines in both cars and LCVs over the last year.
The UK new van market continued to decline in January, down 4.2% on the same month in 2017 and following the first annual slide in five years in 2017.
After years of growth, the markets for both new cars and vans slowed down in 2017. The shortfalls were not unexpected as demand began to cool off early in the year.
Annual sales of new vans in the UK fell for the first time in five years in 2017, though industry bodies argue that demand remains at a high level.
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Registrations of new vans slumped again in October, as industry leaders blamed economic and political uncertainty for a drop in business confidence. According to figures...
The new LCV market continued a year-long trend of slight decline in the busy month of September, with an overall 4% fall in new registrations.
New LCV registrations saw modest growth of 1.5% in August, compared to the same month last year, according to the latest data released today by the SMMT.
The latest figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that registrations of new LCVs grew by 1.1% in July.
Official figures released today show that LCV registrations rose by just under 2% in June, the first increase since January.
Sales of new light commercial vehicles fell by more than 5% in May, despite a strong showing from the pick-up truck segment. All other LCV categories fell.
Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that registrations of new LCVs plummeted by 18.8% down to 22,625 units in April.
Figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that UK commercial vehicle production fell by 4.3% in March.
Figures released by the SMMT show that the number of LCV registrations for March dropped 0.9% compared to the same month in 2016.
Figures released by the SMMT show that the number of LCV registrations for February dropped 4.3% compared to the same month in 2016.
Van drivers are being urged to check the safety of their vehicles after the publication of the Road Casualties Report by the Department of Transport (DfT).
Sales of new vans in the UK are still growing, though the increase was a modest 1.2 per cent in January. Heavy vans led the rise, smaller versions slipping.
The UK new van market has matched the car market with record registrations in 2016. A total of 375,687 light commercial vehicles were registered during...
Exports are driving soaring production at the UK’s commercial vehicle plants. In total 9,669 CVs were built in the UK’s factories in November, up nine...