Registrations of commercial vehicles grow by 1.5% in the first quarter

The commercial vehicles market continues to soar in 2017. In the first three months of the year Spain recorded 6,635 new registrations of commercial vehicles, buses, coaches and microbuses, which represents a slight increase of 1,5% compared to the same period in the previous year. In March, these same types of vehicles recorded a total registration of 2,343 units and this represented an increase of 15.6% compared to the same month in the previous year.

However, the data is far from the numbers that were recorded before the financial crisis. In the first quarter of 2007, a total of 11,669 vehicles were sold, 43% more than this year. Although it is growing gradually, the sector is still far from its golden age.

Registrations by segment

  • Registrations oflight commercial vehicles (between 3.5 and 6 tonnes) increased by 0.7% in the quarter, reaching 147 units.
  • In the case of mediumgoods vehicles (between 6 and 16 tonnes), a 0.5% reduction was recorded with a total volume of 822 registered units.
  • Heavy goods vehicles(over 16 tonnes in weight) increased by 2% with a registration of 4,842 units.
  • The buses, coaches and microbuses market recorded a 1.2% increase, with a total of 824 units registered.