Sales of vans up to 3.5 tonnes totalled 2,077,406 units during the year, an increase of 5.6% on 2005’s figure of 1,967,562 units.
A spokesman for the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) said: ‘On the whole, 2006 was better than 2005 in terms of van registrations for all European countries except for the Netherlands (-2.2%), Belgium (-2.8%) and Portugal (-3.2%).
‘Among the main markets, Germany was the strongest performer (+12.5%), followed by Italy (+8.3%), Spain (+5.9%), France (+4.8%) and the UK (+1.3%).’
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