Year-to-date sales figures show a rose of more than 9% during the first half of the year. Latest figures show that sales reached 987,401 units during the period January to June, up from 904,620 units for the same period last year. For the month of June, figures produced by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) show that sales reached 181,837 units, up 15.4% against June last year.
A spokesman said: 'While calendar effects explain part of this growth, June 2004 had a higher number of working days in all countries except the UK, improvement in business investment confidence was another important factor accounting for the continuous rise in commercial vehicle registrations.'
Year-to-date CV registrations
|Vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes|
|Country||Jan-June 2004||Jan-June 2003||Variance|