January Boost in UK For Van, Truck Registrations

UK van and truck registration figures recently published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show a strong start to the year, with rolling 12-month van registrations at 338,351 and trucks at 52,573 units.

These put vans up 2.7% for January and 3.3% for the rolling year, while trucks are up 51.3% for the month, with artic registrations rising 137.7%.

"We've seen a strong start to the year, with truck registrations back to expected volumes," said Paul Everitt, chief executive at the SMMT. "January's figures are encouraging, it's early days, but by the end of the year we may well have a total that beats the year-end average for each of the last 10 years."

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