Sales of new commercial vehicles in Europe reached 208 thousand in June 2021, according to ACEA. This is 1.78%, or 3.62 thousand more than in the previous year.
Some 180 thousand new light commercial vehicles were registered in June, up 1.35% yoy. Sales of medium vehicles reached 5.57 thousand (up 11.4% yoy) while sales of heavy vehicles amounted to 19.0 thousand vehicles, up 4.90% yoy. Some 2.79 thousand new buses have been delivered in June in Europe, down 7.78% when compared to last year.
Most commercial vehicles (51.9 thousand) were sold in France, followed by the UK (38.2 thousand) and Germany (34.7 thousand). Most new buses and coaches above 3.5 tonnes were registered in Germany, France and the UK last month.
In the first six months of 2021, some 1,233 thousand vehicles were sold, up 35.7% yoy. While most vehicles were sold in France (269 thousand) followed by the UK (215 thousand) and Germany (185 thousand), sales in Austria (up 74.8%) and Bulgaria (up 74.8%) performed the best compared to a year ago, according to ACEA. On the other hand, registrations in Cyprus (up 5.94%), Finland and Norway (up 14.7% and up 15.4% yoy) were relatively the weakest, since the beginning of the year.