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Motorcycle sales down again in August

Thursday 21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Motorcycle registrations in August fell by –17.8 per cent compared to the same period last year, with the total number of bikes being sold down to 6,856 units. “Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in August – marking eight consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA).

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UK bus and coach market eases in Q2 2017

UK bus and coach market eases in Q2 2017

Tuesday 15th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Registrations of new buses and coaches fell -15.3 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A total of 2,105 units were registered in the period, with demand falling for the second time this year following five consecutive quarterly rises in registrations. This decline also follows a particularly strong Q2 2016, when the market grew by 26.9 per cent on the previous year.

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Truck registrations growing strongly

Truck registrations growing strongly

Monday 14th August 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest SMMT registrations data shows that the new HGV (heavy goods vehicle) market in the UK saw strong growth in the second quarter of 2017, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 11,771 new trucks were registered – a 6.3 per cent rise on the same period last year as manufacturers delivered several large orders to fleets in quarter two.

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Commercial vehicle exports rise in first half of 2017

Commercial vehicle exports rise in first half of 2017

Friday 11th August 2017 | 0 Comments

Exports of British-built vans, trucks and buses rose 11.6 per cent in the first six months of 2017, with almost all headed to the EU, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Nearly two-thirds (63.5 per cent) of commercial vehicles (CVs) built in Britain were exported, with 27,818 of the 43,782 total produced headed to more than 45 countries around the world.

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June motorcycle sales continue 2017 decline

Friday 14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in June – marking 6 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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UK commercial vehicle production down in May but exports up

UK commercial vehicle production down in May but exports up

Thursday 29th June 2017 | 0 Comments

British commercial vehicle (CV) production output fell in May as an increase in production for export failed to counteract a drop in domestic demand, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). 6,875 vans, trucks, buses and coaches were built in the UK last month, a -11.3 per cent year on year decline.

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LCV registrations lower in April

LCV registrations lower in April

Friday 5th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Registrations of new light commercial vehicles decreased in April, falling 18.8 per cent to 22,625 units, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The performance follows a period of rapidly growing levels of demand, with registrations in April 2016 the highest on record.

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15 per cent decline in January motorcycle sales “reasonable” says NMDA

Friday 10th February 2017 | 0 Comments

“Following extremely high numbers of bikes registered in December (10,990) the slowdown seen in January was hugely anticipated. Compared with last year’s strong results, this shows a decline of -15.6 per cent which is, surprisingly, reasonable”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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SUVs the largest car segment in Europe in 2016

SUVs the largest car segment in Europe in 2016

Wednesday 8th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The European car industry boomed in 2016 - with new car registrations for the year totalling 15.14 million units, a 6.5 per cent increase when compared to 2015. This is the second highest volume seen since 2007 when total registrations exceeded 16 million units. In addition, the results also demonstrate that the SUV take-up trend continues to boom. In fact, the switch to SUVs was the clearest car sector trend in 2016. To be precise, the European SUV sector grew 21.4 per cent last year, increasing from 3.2 million units registered in 2015 to 3.9 million last year. In contrast, the traditional segments grew by just 2.2 per cent – 10 times slower!

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Record January new car registrations

Record January new car registrations

Monday 6th February 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market got 2017 the year off to a good start and achieved record levels of registration again January. According to the latest SMMT figures, 174,564 new cars were registered on British roads in January – rising 2.9 per cent to the highest level since 2005.

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2016 car sales peak at 2.7 million units

2016 car sales peak at 2.7 million units

Thursday 5th January 2017 | 0 Comments

The UK new car market achieved another record year in 2016, with annual registrations climbing for the fifth year in a row to almost 2.7 million, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The market has experienced uplifts in 10 out of the last 12 months, albeit finishing with a December down slightly by -1.1 per cent – with 178,022 new cars registered in the month. However, the SMMT also gave a negative prediction for growth in 2017.

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European car registrations rebound in November

Thursday 22nd December 2016 | 0 Comments

In November 2016 EU passenger car registration rebounded following the slowdown observed in October. New registrations for the month totalled 1,148,618 units (up 5.8 per cent), according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

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UK car manufacturing continues to grow

Thursday 25th August 2016 | 0 Comments

UK car manufacturing achieved its 12th consecutive month of growth in July, rising 7.6 per cent to 126,566 units compared with the same month in 2015, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Year-to-date production grew 12.3 per cent to 1,023,723 units – the best performance since 2000, and the first time in 12 years volumes have been greater than one million in the first seven months. Demand was up both at home and abroad with a 14.1 per cent increase in output for the domestic market and exports up 6.0 per cent to 101,184 units. More than three quarters of a million cars built this year are destined for overseas markets, a 77.8 per cent share of total production volumes.

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GfK: UK automotive could face manufacturing and sales problems post-Brexit

GfK: UK automotive could face manufacturing and sales problems post-Brexit

Friday 8th July 2016 | 0 Comments

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UK car manufacturing up a quarter in May

UK car manufacturing up a quarter in May

Thursday 30th June 2016 | 0 Comments

LOGIN OR SUBSCRIBE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE Related posts: VW Group sales down 20 per cent IHS: 2015 car registrations show gains across brands and segments UK new car market continues stable growth KPMG: new car sales growth adjusted down 1/6 after Brexit

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