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ACEA figures show van sales are on the up

SALES of light commercial vehicles across Western Europe are up by almost 5% for the year to date, latest figures show.

A total of five countries reported two-digit growth, the biggest being Sweden where sales for January to May increased by 18.4%, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

The biggest drop was in the Netherlands, where sales fell by 6.9%.

Country Jan-May 06 Jan-May 05 Variance
Austria 12,884 11,729 9.8%
Belgium 28,636 30,406 -5.8%
Denmark 25,266 21,887 15.4%
Finland 6,972 6,429 8.4%
France 190,246 184,224 3.3%
Germany 80,525 68,951 16.8%
Greece 10,637 9,989 6.5%
Ireland 25,593 23,143 10.6%
Italy* 99,098 89,989 10.1%
Luxembourg 1,303 1,373 -5.1%
Netherlands 31,276 33,578 -6.9%
Portugal 27,360 28,260 -3.2%
Spain 169,180 162,122 4.4%
Sweden 16,128 13,618 18.4%
UK 138,113 138,296 -0.1%
European Union 863,217 823,994 4.8%
Iceland 1,108 798 38.8%
Norway 15,829 13,821 14.5%
Switzerland 8,977 9,302 -3.5%
EFTA 25,914 23,921 8.3%
Western Europe 889,131 847,915 4.9%

* Delivery figures

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