UK car sales jump in December, as truck sales plummet

ERJ staff report (DS)

London — Car sales in the UK ended 2009 just 6.4 percent down on the previous year, thanks in part to a very strong finish to the year. Commercial vehicle sales were down by over a third.

Figures released by te SMMT showed that CV sales were down by around 36 percent in 2009 over 2008. Heavy truck sales stood at 34 746 units, down by 39.5 percent for the year, while December sales were down by 46.9 percent, at 2094 units.

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