ANFAC Shows Steady Spanish CV Market

Spains CV Market shows some stability after recent ups and downs
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Spain’s ANFAC advised that vehicle sales grew 19.2% in February, with 74,001 units sold.

Spanish CV Market Shows Some Growth

The registrations of light commercial vehicles in February achieved an increase of 19.1% in the month, with 11,264 sales. The leading marques in the vans and pick-up segment were Peugeot, Renault and Citroen –  Ford came fourth and Toyota dropped a place with a 22.6 per cent decline in sales.

Sales of industrial vehicles, buses, coaches and minibuses grew 6.8% in February with 2,160 units. This added to the 3.7 per cent in January, shows a year-to-date increase of 10.4 per cent ( rounded off).

The biggest movement in this sector was in light trucks, between 3.5 and 6 tons, a sector that saw a 100 per cent increase in activity from 31 to 62 vehicles sold.  The 6 – 16 ton sector saw some growth as well, 37 per cent in February compared to the previous year, almost matching the year-to-date increase of 36.1 per cent.

There was a little decline in the over 16 ton segment at -2.1 per cent.

Coaches showed a 43 per cent increase over the previous February and in the year to date an increase of 63.3 per cent over the previous year.

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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