French Light Commercial Vehicles See Noticeable Drop in March

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There were 34,055 new light commercial vehicles in March, representing a 28.60% decrease on the previous year according to the latest figures from Comité des Constructeurs Français d'Automobiles, the Automotive manufacturing association in France.

French Market Mirroring Other European Countries Suffering from Fallout from Ukraine Conflict and Sustained Production Shortages

With 34,055 LCVs registered in March 2022, the segment saw a drop of 13,641 unit sales compared to the 2021 benchmark.. Stellantis scored just under 50% (48.94%) of the market share with 16,614 units, followed by the Renault Group and Citreon with 7,827 and 7,172 respectively.

Looking to the complete figures for the first quarter of 2022, there were 90,724 vehicles registered, which makes for a 24.28% decrease compared to the first three months of 2021 when 119,823 vehicles were sold. This showcases a market finding external factors, including production shortages and production delays and the current conflict in Ukraine affecting market confidence.

About the author

Adrian, located in Madrid, is joining the editorial team as a correspondent for the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group. Before starting in 2020 for Commercial Tyre Business, Adrian graduated with an English degree before working within marketing and recruitment in the non-profit sector. Recently he changed direction, undertaking a course in Marketing and International Business as a means towards moving into the journalism field, which he counts as his lifelong ambition.


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