January 22, 2021

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Sales of new EU commercial vehicles stagnated in November

Sales of new EU commercial vehicles stagnated in November

Sales of new commercial vehicles in the European Union rose only minimally in November compared to the previous year, from 0.1 percent to 167,315 vehicles. This was reported by the European automotive industry organization ACEA. In Belgium sales fell (-9.4 percent).

Delivery truck and bus sales decreased, but truck and tractor sales increased year over year. The main European auto markets posted increases in Italy (+11.7 percent) and Germany (+4.3 percent) last month, while sales in Spain (-7 percent) and France (-3.1 percent) fell. of commercial vehicles.

In the first eleven months of this year, sales of commercial vehicles with more than 1.5 million units are still more than 20 percent lower than in the same period last year due to the corona crisis. Sales fell sharply in all EU countries. In Belgium there was a decrease of 16.2 percent to almost 73,000 new vehicles.