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Van sales stay strong despite dip in May
New vans sales are holding up well for the year to date compared with 2012, although there was a slight dip in May

YOU continued to buy vans in large numbers in May, although demand was slightly down compared with May 2012.

Van registrations for the month were behind those of May 2012 by 3.8% at 20,503 units, but strong overall LCV sales continued for the January-May period with 110,136 registrations. That’s a 13% increase on the corresponding period in 2012.

The overall commercial vehicle market remains robust, up 8.3% for the year-to-date, although total CV registrations dipped 4.7% in May to 24,149 units.

But demand for trucks dropped by 9.4% to 3,646 units in May and has decreased by 14.3% during the first five months of 2103.

SMMT commercial vehicle manager Nigel Base told Business Vans: “The overall CV market has performed well so far in 2013, but May saw volumes fall 3.8% as van model cycles combined with Euro 6 uncertainty for trucks.

“For business vans, the picture was positive up to May, so we anticipate this blip to be overcome as the year pans out.”

 

Month May 2013 May 2012 % change
Pick-ups 2,260 1,841 22.8%
4x4s 500 490 2.0%
Vans under 2.0t 2,887 3,718 -22.4%
Vans over 2.0-2.5t 3,298 2,867 15.0%
Vans over 2.5-3.5t 11,558 12,387 -6.7%
All vans to 3.5t 20,503 21,303 -3.8%

 

Year-to-date YTD 2013 YTD 2012 % change
Pick-ups 12,802 9,316 37.4%
4x4s 2,947 2,975 -0.9%
Vans under 2.0t 17,976 16,624 8.1%
Vans over 2.0-2.5t 16,016 13,124 22.0%
Vans over 2.5-3.5t 60,395 55,460 8.9%
All vans to 3.5t 110,136 97,499 13.0%

 

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