ERJ staff report (DS)
Brussels — new commercial vehicle registrations in Europe declined by 32.4% compared to 2008, affecting all segments and all countries. In total, 1,706,996 vehicles were registered throughout the year.
December registrations decreased by 10.6%, reflecting a more moderate drop in demand for vans than in the months before.
In the segment of heavy trucks, 164,645 new trucks were registered in 2009, or 47.9% less than in 2008. Among the largest markets, the Netherlands contracted by 36.2%, France and Germany by 40.7%, the…