Italy's CV Market Sees Further Growth

Italy sees growth in heavier vehicle sector, and the bus market has bounced back
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ANFIA – The Italian Automotive Manufacturer’s Association records a strong truck sector in February 2023.

Italian Truck Sector Showing Strong Results

“The performance of the truck market in February shows slight signs of growth,” – comments Luca Sra, ANFIA Delegate for freight transport. “However, overall, the current market dynamics, combined with the prospect of ambitious objectives of decarbonisation of the entire road transport sector contained in the proposal of European regulation of heavy vehicle emissions, make it necessary, on the one hand, the joint effort by all the players in the supply chain, and, on the other, the introduction of appropriate public measures to support the sector.”

As in other markets, there was a differential between lighter vehicles and higher capacity vehicles. Trucks between 3.5 tonnes and 16 tonnes  saw 292 units registered in February 2023, 21% down on February 2022 and 5.1% down in year-to-date terms (610 units in total were registered).

However, trucks of more than 16 tonnes saw 1902 units registered in February, 5.1% up on 2022. In year-to-date terms, it ended the month 10.8% with 4146 registrations. Again the rigid trucks and or cabin trucks, which tend to be lighter, sold 959 units in February, -7.7% down on the previous year, though still 3.6% up in year-to-date terms (2007 units in total).

Tractor cabs saw an increase to 1,235 units in February, which represented an 8.1% increased on 2022 and 12.2% ahead at the same stage of 2022 with the running total at 2,749 units.

The bus sector saw the biggest percentage increases with 418 units registered in February, signalling a 45.6% jump on February 2022. At the moment the sector is 42.6% ahead of 2022.


About the author

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.

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