Europe: Commercial Vehicle Sales up 9.9% in 2011 [table] image

Registrations of new commercial vehicles in Europe rose 9.9 percent in 2011 to 1,935,392 units, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) showed Friday.

In 2011, France remained the largest market, with 482,823 new vehicles and an expansion of 5.6%. Germany registered 334,822 units, a growth of 18.7%, followed by the UK (+17.6%) with 306,488 new vehicles.
The Italian (-3.4%)** and the Spanish markets (-6.6%) contracted.

In December, new commercial vehicle registrations in the EU* amounted to 166,739 units**, or 7.5% more than in the same month of 2010.

Registrations grew in France (+2.5%), the UK (+13.4%) and Germany (+16.3%), while results were negative in Italy (-0.8%)** and Spain (-14.2%).


Following is a table detailing December sales of newly registered commercial vehicles by country from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association in Brussels.