Tag: SMMT

The SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) is the trade association for the UK motor industry. Articles about SMMT at The Van Expert.

New van market falls for third consecutive month

New light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations fell by 9.6% in November, the third consecutive monthly decline, with market uncertainty and regulatory changes...

New van registrations fall by 11% in October

New LCV registrations fell by 11% year-on-year in October – the second consecutive monthly decline – as economic uncertainty and regulatory changes...

UK van market falls 23% in September

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market fell by more than 23% year-on-year in September, according to registration figures published this week.

New van registrations soar in August

New light commercial vehicle (LCV) registrations jumped by 41% year-on-year, with regulatory changes and retail deals fuelling growth, according to new figures.

UK LCV registrations up in July

Registrations of new LCVs rose by 11% in July, largely driven by demand for vans, but the market for rigids from 3.5 - 6.0 tonnes continues to fall.

Commercial vehicle production falls by half in June

UK commercial vehicle production more than halved in June compared to 2018, thanks to changeovers in models and declining exports.
Ford Transit Connect vans in line

New LCV registrations up 13.5% in June

The UK new light commercial vehicle market recorded a record first half of the year, registering its sixth consecutive month of growth in June.

No lack of confidence in new van market

The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market climbed 5% in May, the fifth consecutive month of growth in van sales.
Ford Transit Connect vans in line

Another month of sales growth in April

The UK new van market continued its strong start to the year in April, with registrations up nearly 5% year-on-year, according to the latest figures.
Ford tops the charts in February

Big and small vans carry new LCV load in February

New LCV registrations were up slightly in February compared to the same month last year, recording just under 2% of growth.
Mitsubishi L200 pick-up - February 2019

New LCV registrations up by 9% in January

The new light commercial vehicle market grew by nearly 9% in January, according to the latest results posted this week by the SMMT.
Ford Transit Centre

Poor December results bring rollercoaster LCV sales year to a close

It was a poor showing for December new LCV registrations, with results down nearly 9% to close the year for 2018 in figures published today by the SMMT.

Surprise boost to UK CV manufacturing

UK commercial vehicle production increased by 26% in November, but industry bosses said figures were skewed by fleet orders.

Another strong month for new LCV sales in November

The LCV market is enjoying a strong finish to a turbulent year in 2018, with new registrations up by 10% in November, following a 14% increase in October.

Large van sales carry the new LCV market in October

Strong sales of large vans overcame falls of medium and small vans to help the overall new LCV market post growth of 14% in October.
Ford Transit Custom leads LCV registrations again, September 2018

New LCV registrations down 6% in September

Small and medium vans were chiefly responsible for the new LCV market falling 6% in September compared to the same month last year.

LCV market rebounds in August

The roller coaster ride of new LCV registrations in 2018 is continuing. After two months of falling figures, August saw sales up by 5%.
Ford Transit Custom August 2018

LCV market falls again in July

New LCV registrations fell by 6% for the second month in succession, according to the latest numbers published today by the SMMT.

UK van market slides back in June

UK van registrations fell 5.8% in June, more than reversing a 2% rise in May in what remains a volatile market.

LCV registrations remain stable in May

Demand for new LCVs remained stable in May, with new registrations up just over 2%, and year-to-date registrations down just under 1%.

A positive month for LCV registrations as volatile year continues

The April new LCV registration figures have been published, and it was a solid month for every category except pick-up trucks.

Van market reverses gear in March

Sales of new vans slid back almost 6% in March, emphasising the current volatile nature of the market after rising in February.

LCV sales grow 6% in February

The British new LCV market reversed its slide in February, bringing some brighter news to an industry that has seen declines in both cars and LCVs over the last year.

Van sales continue slide in January

The UK new van market continued to decline in January, down 4.2% on the same month in 2017 and following the first annual slide in five years in 2017.

LCV market in review 2017

After years of growth, the markets for both new cars and vans slowed down in 2017. The shortfalls were not unexpected as demand began to cool off early in the year.