November van and truck market continues upward trend

Van and truck registrations are up 19.1% to 27,187 units in November, with the rolling year up 18.6% to 300,331.

When splitting the two, Truck registrations had the biggest improvement, registrations were up 21.5% to 4,503 in the month, rolling year up 24.4% to 41,507 whilst van registrations continued to increase with 18.6% up to 22,684 units in November, rolling year up 17.7% to 258,824.

"November saw the commercial vehicle market continue on its upward trend with demand up 19.1%," said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. "Both the van and truck market saw growth, reflecting sustained investment in new vehicles by businesses. London's new Low Emission Zone comes into effect on 3 January, requiring drivers of older vans and trucks to upgrade their vehicles or pay a daily fee, so we expect to see a boost to registration levels next month and through the early part of 2012."

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