Significant gains in March

New Heavy Truck Registration within the European market During the first quarter of 2017, the numbers of new heavy goods vehicles (HGV) in Europe grew by 4.8 per cent, compared with the relevant timeframe 2016. The biggest boosts to the market were:

  • Italy (+44 %)
  • France (+6 %)
  • Germany (+ 5 %)
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In March, the statistics registered not only the highest value during the last twelve month. It could also be noted that the downward trend concerning registration numbers of new HGVs, which declined steadily since October 2016, has been halted. Comparing just the values of March 2017 with the values of March 2016, new HGV registrations in the EU were up by 6.2 per cent, lead by the markets of:

  • Italy (+ 60 %)
  • Portugal (+ 35 %)
  • Austria (+ 19 %)

On the other hand, there were also some worst cases:

  • Czech Republic (- 19 %)
  • United Kingdom (- 12 %)
  • The Netherlands (- 13 %)
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Author: Sonja Terbrüggen

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