The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) is the trade association for the UK motor industry. Articles about SMMT at The Van Expert.

Best November on record for new LCV registrations

November 2016 was a record-breaking month for light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations, according to the latest results published by SMMT today.
Mercedes-Benz Vito October 2016

New van registrations fall in October

New light commercial vehicle registrations fell by 4.5 per cent in October compared to last year, according to latest figures released today.
Vauxhall vans, September 2016

Pick-ups driving LCV registration results

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.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Citan

LCV market soars to record heights in August

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).
Ford Transit and Transit Custom

LCV registrations flat in July

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.

Heavy haulers drive soaring van market

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.

Record May but van sales slowing

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.

Large vans drive soaring LCV market

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.

Sliding CV production ‘a rebalancing’

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.

Larger vans keep sector in the black

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.

‘Strong’ van market despite sales slide

The UK’s van sales market put the brakes on five months of growth in January, slipping by 4.2 per cent.

Vans drive CV market to a record

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%.

UK van sales back on the up

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.

Industry unfazed by slipping van sales

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.

UK CV plants enjoying strong 2015

Britain’s van, truck and bus manufacturing plants have boosted their totals by almost a third in the first six months of 2015.

Van market slows but remains buoyant

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.

UK’s van makers boost CV production

The UK’s van producers are helping to fuel a strong rise in commercial vehicle manufacturing.

Van sales still soaring in strong market

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.

Home market drives up van production

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).

CV show debut for New Berlingo

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.

Dire van safety could prove costly

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.

Van sales soar in confident market

According to SMMT, the continued upturn and consecutive growth in the market can be attributed to higher levels of consumer and business confidence.

CV factories boom as car plants slow

Britain’s commercial vehicle plants enjoyed a strong boost in production in February, while their car equivalents faltered.

Van market sees ten months of growth

Britain’s van sales market has climbed strongly once again in February, some 13,832 new vehicles registered in the month.

Car production dips, CV factories slide

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.