Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.
Italian CV Market Still Depressed
Italian figures released by ANIFA ( Italian Automotive manufacturers Association) show a mixed bag of results. Light commercial vehicles showed a 20.5 per cent drop in September, confirming a 10.3 per cent year to date drop compared to the previous year to date.
Italian Commercial Vehicle market sees Highs and Lows
Heavy trucks beat the decline with a 7 per cent increase, but the year to date increase is marginal at 0.6 per cent.
North Western Italy showed the most resliance in the market with a small increase in sales of 3.3 per cent in the year to date.
Semi-heavy trailers were up, both in September by 18.8 per cent, and overall on the year to date by 15.4 per cent.
The bus segment showed a month on month increase of 32 per cent, but overall on the year to date there is still a decline of 9.4 per cent. Again, the North Western region is the best performing market. With the South of Italy and the Islands seeing a 33.3 per cent year on year drop in registrations.