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  1. March Sees Rise In New Van Sales

    April 23, 2019 by Logan Biggs

    There is not an awful lot of good news in the motor trade industry at the moment so it is pleasing to see that the number of new vans sold here in the UK went up by a significant level when comparing March 2019 with March 2018 according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

    The sale of all vans up to 3.5 tonnes rose from 59,764 in March 2018 to 66,123 in March 2019. This equates to a significant rise of 10.6%. This news will please motor traders involved in the buying and selling of both new and used vans. .........read more »


  2. Good News For New Van Sales

    February 13, 2019 by Logan Biggs

    It is some weeks since we have had anything really positive to say about the motor trade industry. Well, figures have been published in the last few days by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) relating to the sale of new vans that make for positive reading.

    It is pleasing to read that in the new van category to 3.5 tonnes there were 22,236 registered in January 2019 up from 20,475 when compared with January 2018. That is an increase of 1,761 with this equating to a rise of 8.6%. .........read more »


  3. Annual Figures Reveal Small Drop In New Van Sales

    January 15, 2019 by Logan Biggs

    According to data produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), there was a small fall in the number of new vans sold here in the UK in the year to 31st December 2018. This news will no doubt come as a disappointment to motor traders in particular those who operate within the sale of new and used vans. .........read more »


  4. New Car and Van Sales Fall In November

    December 5, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    Unfortunately, there has been another fall in the number of both new cars and vans sold last month according to statistics produced by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Those of you operating in some way within the motor trade industry, in particular motor traders, will be disappointed and concerned at this news but, regrettably, for some of you, it will not come as a surprise.

    The figures for the new car sales market in November were depressing with 163,541 new cars sold compared to 184,101 for the same month last year. That is a reduction of 11.2% – a significant drop. On a year to date basis to November 2017 the number of new cars sold amounted to 2,388,144 whereas in the same period to November 2016 the figure was 2,514, 764 – a fall of 5%.

    There was a big fall in the number of new diesel cars sold in both periods – a 30.6% fall when comparing November 2017 with the same month last year and a drop of 16.1% when comparing the year to date figures to November 2017 with the same period in 2016. The sale of petrol fuelled cars rose by 5% and 3.1% when comparing the same periods. However, on a very positive note, it was good to see the sale of Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFVs) rise by 33.1% and 34.6% when comparing the same periods.

    The best selling new cars in November 2017 were: –

    1. Ford Fiesta 6,434
    2. Volkswagen Golf 5,831
    3. MINI 4,335
    4. Ford Focus 4,250
    5. Nissan Qashqai 3,562

    The new van sale market had yet another poor month in November 2017 with the number of new vans up to 3.5 tonnes sold totaling 26,486. In the same month last year the figure was 29,784 so there has been a drop of 11.1%. On a year to date basis to November 2017 the number of new vans sold up to 3.5 tonnes was 334,133 yet for the same month in 2016 the figure was 348,448 – a fall of 4.1%.

    The best selling new vans in November 2017 were: –

    1. Ford Transit Custom 3,501
    2. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2,142
    3. Ford Transit 2,018
    4. Volkswagen Transporter 1,825
    5. Ford Transit Connect 1,733

    Motor traders will hope that we witness a turnaround in the number of new cars and vans being sold here in the UK in the coming months. After all, a reduction in sales affects so many areas of the motor trade industry such as the buying and selling of used vehicles, mechanics, spare parts and vehicle body repair businesses.


  5. June Sees Increase In New Van Sales

    July 14, 2017 by Logan Biggs

    Motor trade businesses may find it of interest to read that the number of new vans registered in the UK in June 2017 was 37,349. This was an increase of 1.8% when compared with the figures for June last year when 36.770 new vans were registered. This information is published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

    Ford manufacture a lot of vans

    There are a lot of vans built by Ford

    It is good to see a turnaround in fortunes for this sector of the commercial vehicle market following a few months when the number of new vans registered dropped.

    The types of vehicle that did particularly well in percentage terms were pickups and vans in the 2.0 to 2.5 tonnes category. In June 2017, some 4,820 new pickups were registered compared to 4,219 in June 2016. This is a rise of 14.2%. In June 2017, 6,188 new vans weighing between 2.0 to 2.5 tonnes were registered compared to 4,762 new vans in June of last year. That is a huge increase of 29.9%.

    The biggest percentage fall was 4x4s with there being 46 new registrations in June 2017 whereas in June 2016 there were 190. This was a drop of 75.8%.

    On a year-to—date period to June 2017, the number of new vans registered totalled 184,926 whereas in the same period to June 2016 new van registrations amounted to 191,966. This represented a fall of 3.7%. It was new pickups that saw the largest increase in percentage terms over these periods with 27,050 pickups being registered in the 12 months to June 2017 compared to 22,893 for the year to June 2016. This was an increase of 18.2%. 4 x 4s saw a drop from 3,377 to 287 when comparing the year-to-date figures to June 2016 and June 2017. This was a drop of 91.5%.

    The best selling van in the month of June 2017 and for the year-to-date to June 2017 was the Ford Transit Custom. In second place were the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit respectively. In third place were the Ford Transit and the Volkswagen Transporter respectively.

    Let us hope that the number of new vans to be registered continues to grow throughout 2017 and beyond as this will be good for the motor trade industry.


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