In April, only 99,908 new light commercial vehicles (up to 3.5 tons) were registered in the European Union. That was no less than 30.2 percent less than in the same month last year. The largest markets for light commercial vehicles therefore suffered significant blows. In Spain, no less than 41 percent fewer new light commercial vehicles were registered. In Germany the decrease was 33.6 percent and in France 31.8 percent. The number of new passenger cars registered in April fell by 21 percent, as we previously reported. This means that an even more severe fall in registration figures can be observed in company car country. The April figures bring the number of new light commercial vehicles registered this year to 429,812 units. This leaves 2022 after four months already 23.5 percent behind 2021 when 561,940 new light commercial vehicles were registered at the same time. In the Netherlands, with 4,686 units, 28.3 percent fewer new light commercial vehicles were registered in April than in the same month last year. The registration counter stands at 20,713 units after the first four months of this year, 23.7 percent lower than around this time last year (27,161 units).
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