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The number of trucks registered in the UK rose significantly last month, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

During January, a total of 3,586 trucks were registered, up by 45.4 per cent year on year, while sales volumes for the rolling year climbed by 24.6 per cent to 44,063.

However, the wider commercial vehicle market saw a downturn caused by the small number of van registrations, which fell by 16.4 per cent year on year to 14,338.

Paul Everitt, chief executive of the SMMT, commented: "The commercial vehicle market got off to a mixed start in January, with very strong truck registrations outweighed by a fall in the van market."

The figures also revealed a small rise in new car registrations, which were up by 0.03 per cent to 128,853 when compared with January 2011.

Furthermore, growth was recorded in the bus and coach sector as registrations increased by 15.8 per cent year on year to 484


Written by Scott Buckler
Wednesday, 08 February 2012 9:09

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