The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) is the trade association for the UK motor industry. Articles about SMMT at The Van Expert.
November 2016 was a record-breaking month for light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations, according to the latest results published by SMMT today.
New light commercial vehicle registrations fell by 4.5 per cent in October compared to last year, according to latest figures released today.
New LCV registration data for September 2016 has been published today by SMMT, with overall growth of 1.9% over the same month last year.
August saw the highest number of new LCV registrations for any month in 11 years, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Registration figures for vans and LCVs in July were flat, with a small decrease over the same month last year according to the latest data released today by SMMT.
UK van sales are continuing to climb, driven by demand for the heaviest vehicles. Registrations of vans in the UK were up for the fifth successive month.
The UK’s van market posted its fourth consecutive month of growth in May, which was up 1.9 per cent on the same period in 2015.
UK van market is continuing to climb, up 11.8 per cent in April. Thanks to the CV Show April, 27,880 new vehicles were registered.
In the week the commercial vehicle market focuses on the UK and the CV Show, new figures show that commercial production in the UK slid substantially.
Van sales in the UK are continuing to grow, the market having recorded a positive first quarter of 2016. LCV Demand rose 3.1 per cent in March.
The UK’s van sales market put the brakes on five months of growth in January, slipping by 4.2 per cent.
Strong van sales drove the UK CV market to an all-time high. New figures from SMMT show that registrations of commercial vehicles in 2015 were up 16.7%.
Sales in the UK’s CV market accelerated in August after slipping back in July. Registrations climbed 15.3 per cent, compared to just 3.7 per cent in July.
Van sales on the UK market slipped slightly in July. The fall, of just under one per cent, reversed a 16.4 per cent rise in June.
Britain’s van, truck and bus manufacturing plants have boosted their totals by almost a third in the first six months of 2015.
The UK’s commercial vehicle market saw its slowest growth of the year in May – but it was still more than 17 per cent up on the same month in 2014.
The UK’s van producers are helping to fuel a strong rise in commercial vehicle manufacturing.
Britain’s van market is still enjoying strong growth, rising 21 per cent in April, and the truck market also soaring 43.5 per cent.
Britain produced 9,648 vans and trucks in March, 43.3 per cent more than in March 2014, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
UK van users are getting their first chance to study Citroën’s New Berlingo this week as it makes its UK debut at the CV Show in Birmingham.
Van users need to sharpen up on safety, or face the costs. That’s the warning from SMMT, which is launching a maintenance campaign at the CV Show.
According to SMMT, the continued upturn and consecutive growth in the market can be attributed to higher levels of consumer and business confidence.
Britain’s commercial vehicle plants enjoyed a strong boost in production in February, while their car equivalents faltered.
Britain’s van sales market has climbed strongly once again in February, some 13,832 new vehicles registered in the month.
Output at the UK’s car manufacturing plants dipped by 1.2 per cent in January. Manufacturers are revising their production lines for forthcoming new models.