In May 2023, the truck market remained positive and returned to double-digit growth, while towed vehicles accentuated the drop recorded in April.
The Italian Truck and Bus Market grows in May while Heavy Trailers and Semi-Trailers decline
According to ANFIA during the month of May 2,959 new truck registration certificates were issued (+21.8% compared to the previous year) along with 1,469 new heavy trailers and semi-trailers, i.e. with a pt of more than 3,500 kg (-15.2%), divided into 154 trailers (+38.7%) and 1,315 semi-trailers (-18.9%). During the first five months of 2023, there were 12,291 registration certificates for new trucks, 11.3% more than in the first five months of 2022, and 6,971 registration certificates for new heavy trailers and semi-trailers (-3.7% compared to January-May 2022), broken down as follows: 548 trailers (+0.6%) and 6,423 semi-trailers (-4%). For trucks, in the first five months of 2023, all four geographical areas maintained a positive sign: +68.3% the North-East, +11.1% the South and Islands, +10.6% the North-West and +10.5% the Centre.
By weight class, vehicles over 3.5 and up to 5 tonnes once again recorded the most significant growth (+86.5%), followed by vehicles over 8 and up to 12.5 tonnes (+19.6%), vehicles over 12.5 and under 16 tonnes (+16.8%) and heavy vehicles 16 tonnes and over (+13.4%). Also in January-May 2023, rigid trucks were up 8%, while road tractors closed at +14%. Over the same period, construction vehicles grew (+7.6%) and road vehicles also maintained a positive change (+11.6%).
Analysing the market by fuel, in the first five months of 2023 the market share of gas-powered vehicles was 1.7% (it was 3.6% in January-May 2022), for a total of 206 units, while electric and hybrid diesel/electric trucks accounted for just 0.8% of the total (it was 0.1% in January-May 2022).