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.
German Truck Sales Show Small Increase
An uptick in German truck sales for November failed to counter the year-to-date lacklustre figures
German Truck Sales Up in November
German truck sales figures for November from the VDA showed an overall increase on the previous year of around 14 per cent, a total of 32,479 new registrations. However, year on year to date, the total sales were down by 13 per cent.
The only sector showing a marginal increase was the year-to-date over 16-ton truck registrations, which were up by just one per cent.
Small trucks under 2 tons showed the most noticeable drop, whilst buses also showed a large 24 per cent dive in registrations.
Both exports and production of trucks up to 6 tons both showed an 8 – 9 per cent drop.
It was noticeable that Semi-trailers were performing well with a 20 per cent monthly increase on the previous year, upholding a year-to-date increase of 24 per cent.