German Truck Figures Continue Decline in 2022

Source: Envato Elements

There were 30,350 new registrations for March 2022, meaning that the German Commercial Vehicle market saw a 20% year-on-year drop in registrations according to the latest figures released by the VDA.

Semi-Trailer Market Continues to Defy Expectations, Although all Other Sectors Fall

Starting with commercial vehicles weighing up to 6 tonnes, 22,578 units were registered, which represented a 22% drop on March 2021 levels, where 29,067 units were registered.

Buses saw a 9% decline, with 385 units registered against 422 in March 2021.

Trailers totalled 35,895 units which made for a 9% decrease on March 2021’s 39,616 units. Looking further into the trailer figures, semi-trailers scored a strong 20% increase, with 3,925 units against 3,261 units from the year before.

Exports tumbled by a noticeable 37%, from 10,370 units in March 2021 to 16,434 units, while production saw a reduced fall of 20% at 17,380 units, against 21,805 from the previous March.

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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