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Good start for LCV sales

SALES of light commercial vehicles across Europe started the year on a positive note. Latest figures for the month of January show unit sales of 180,586, up 9.5% on the same period last year. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), which produced the figures, said part of the reason for the increase was that some markets had an extra working day this year.

Country Jan 07 Jan 06 Variance
Austria 2,626 2,031 29.3%
Belgium 6,770 6,633 2.1%
Denmark 5,217 4,791 8.9%
Finland 1,958 1,731 13.1%
France 39,504 37,198 6.2%
Germany 16,997 14,995 13.4%
Greece 2,338 2,500 -6.5%
Ireland 10,121 8,286 22.1%
Italy* 16,882 15,742 7.2%
Luxembourg 253 270 -6.3%
Netherlands 9,835 8,583 14.6%
Portugal 5,292 5,349 -1.1%
Spain 21,074 18,142 16.2%
Sweden 2,989 2,467 21.2%
UK 21,698 21,441 1.2%
European Union 163,554 150,159 8.9%
Iceland 181 189 -4.2%
Norway 3,056 3,156 -3.2%
Switzerland 1,999 1,794 11.4%
EFTA 5,236 5,139 1.9%
Western Europe 168,790 155,298 8.7%
Czech Republic 4,369 3,371 29.6%
Estonia 400 275 45.5%
Hungary 1,602 1,422 12.7%
Latvia 303 147 106.1%
Lithuania 315 282 11.7%
Poland 2,964 2,348 26.2%
Slovakia 1,272 1,122 13.4%
Slovenia 571 621 -8.1%
EU (new members) 11,796 9,588 23.0%
European Union** 175,350 159,747 9.8%
Total Europe (EU+EFTA) 180,586 164,886 9.5%

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