Sales of new commercial vehicles in Europe reached 147 thousand in May 2022, according to ACEA. This is 19.5%, or 35.6 thousand more than in the previous year.
Some 121 thousand new light commercial vehicles were registered in May, down 23.1% yoy. Sales of medium vehicles reached 4.31 thousand (down 17.4% yoy) while sales of heavy vehicles amounted to 18.8 thousand vehicles, up 6.60% yoy. Some 2.35 thousand new buses have been delivered in May in Europe, up 24.9% when compared to last year.
Most commercial vehicles (33.0 thousand) were sold in France, followed by the UK (26.1 thousand) and Germany (24.3 thousand). Most new buses and coaches above 3.5 tonnes were registered in the UK, Germany and France last month.
In the first five months of 2022, some 740 thousand vehicles were sold, down 27.8% yoy. While most vehicles were sold in France (169 thousand) followed by the UK (137 thousand) and Germany (125 thousand), sales in Iceland (up 34.0%) and Latvia (up 34.0%) performed the best compared to a year ago, according to ACEA. On the other hand, registrations in Austria (down 51.3%), Spain and Belgium (down 31.3% and down 27.5% yoy) were relatively the weakest, since the beginning of the year.