Spanish Registrations Sees Decline in Commercial Vehicles for September but an Upswing for Buses
Spanish registrations released by ANFAC (la Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Automóviles y Camiones) show a drop for commercial vehicles and industrial vehicles when compared to September 2020, however, the bus segment has shown its first sign of improvement in 2021.
Market Affected by Production Shortages Shows a Minor Dip Compared to 2020
Looking at commercial vehicle figures, September has shown a healthy swing from last month which saw only 8,310 registered, however, the 9,930 units is significantly down on last September’s 14,176.
Industrial vehicles also saw a decline, although far smaller with a 12% drop in September, which equates to 1,582 vehicles against last year’s 1,798. The best-seller for this month was the Volvo Gama FH (233), the DAF Gama FT (204) and Iveco Stralis AS (203). In the year-to-date registrations, the Volvo Gama remains the best-seller with 1,681, while the Mercedes Gama Actros scores second, with 1,577 and the DAF Gama FT in third with 1,566.
Buses saw a significant improvement with 401 registered this month, against last year’s 57.
The figures show a market recovering from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as a shortage of chips worldwide, which helps to explain the drop from 2020.