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WESTERN EUROPE
Hangover waiting in spring 2014 - Trucks
Volvo Trucks warns of production cutbacks for early next year
Published: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:07:03 GMT
 

Volvo trucks docks Sweden

West European truck sales in the 16t GVW and above category rose for the fourth month in October, pointing to an altogether brighter truck sales horizon

The strong and comparatively sudden rebound in sales, directly following a progressively slowing rate of decline during this year’s first and second quarter, shifting into positive territory during the third quarter when sales actually rose 5 per cent, has all the tell-tale hallmarks of a strengthening heavy truck market.

These trends are confidently expected to lead to further growth in this year’s final quarter. 

+12%
Europe’s heavy truck market sales surge this October


However, there is a sting in the tail, chiefly because the implied strong recovery is not quite what it seems on first sight.

The good news for Europe’s heavy truck makers is that of late the market has sprung back to life, underlined tellingly by a robust 12 per cent sales surge this October
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

EUROPEAN new TRUCK sales:

West European new TRUCK sales > 3.5T GVW by country 
OCTOBER 2013 v OCTOBER 2012
10-MONTHS 2013 v 10-MONTHS 201

West European new TRUCK sales > 16T GVW by country 
OCTOBER 2013 v OCTOBER 2012
10-MONTHS 2013 v 10-MONTHS 2012

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