Demand for new commercial vehicles in Bulgaria shrinks by 3% in 2010 ACEA.

By bne IntelliNews January 27, 2011
Registrations of new commercial vehicles in Bulgaria fell by 3% y/y to 3,825 units in 2010, Brussels-based industry association ACEA said in its latest report. In December alone however, registrations, including heavy trucks, smaller vans and buses and coaches, increased by 69.3% y/y to 728 units. Demand for new commercial vehicles in the European Union rose by 8% y/y to 1.772mn units in 2010, while only in December it increased by 12.5% to 158,568 units. Registrations of vans in Bulgaria fell by 9.7% y/y to 2,560 units in 2010, while registrations of buses and coaches of over 3.5tonnes decreased by 51.7% to 85 units. Sales of heavy trucks rose by 83.4% to 908. Bulgaria ranked 22nd among the 25 EU states included in the report. France remained the market leader with 457,214 registrations of new commercial vehicles, up by 9.9% y/y.

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