UK new LCV registrations returned to growth in December, following three months of decline, according to the latest figures released by the SMMT. The market grew 7.8% in December as the impact of...

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December’s new car registrations saw an uplift on the same month in 2018, driven largely by gains of 7.3% in fleet. With the retail market flat and business registrations declining 20.5%, the result...

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New car registrations fell 2.4% in 2019 to hit a year total of 2.31m units. Retail registrations fell 3.2% taking 44.1% of the market. The fall in 2019 brings the market to a six-year low and the SMMT...

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The collapse in retail registrations continued into November, driving a drop in the overall market of 1.3% compared to the same month in 2018. Retail registrations of 65,114 units represented a fall...

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Given that last September’s registrations plunged by more than 20% as retailers struggled to get hold of volumes of WLTP compliant vehicles, it was hoped that this September’s figures would show a...

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Historically August has been a tough month for motor retail profitability since the registration plate change moved to twice yearly in 2001. If customers aren’t on holiday, then everyone has their...

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New car registrations continued to fall in May, with a drop of 4.6% as 183,724 new vehicles were registered, compared with 192,649 in the same month in 2018. Private, fleet and business registrations...

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The UK new car market declined 4.1% in April, in large part due to a 10.3% fall in retail registrations, offset only slightly by a 2.9% increase in fleet. Business registrations were also...

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Political and economic uncertainty are being cited as the principle causes that saw new car registrations decline by 3.4% in March. The fleet sector finished the month virtually flat (up 0.3% on March...

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A second consecutive month of retail growth in vehicle registrations saw overall registrations increase by 1.4% in February, with retail registrations up 4.3% and business growth of 23.4% overcoming a...

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As the first month of the year, it is always tempting to try to draw conclusions over the remainder of the year from the performance delivered in January. This is normally a challenge in the retail...

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January saw a fifth consecutive month of decline in new car registrations, with a 2.9% rise in private sales not enough to compensate for a 3.4% fall in fleet, leaving the market down 1.6% overall....

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The UK new car market for 2018 finished 6.8% down on 2017, with annual registrations falling to 2,367,147 – a second year of decline. In December, a fall in private registrations of 3.8% and a drop...

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2018 has seen the pace of growth slowing across the globe, with the economies that depend on trade being hit the hardest. And future growth is being threatened by an escalating trade war between the...

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November saw a further 3.0% decline in new car registrations, with 158,639 vehicles registered compared with 164,541 in the same month in 2017. That brings the year to date total to 2,223,058, 6.9%...

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Although still down, October saw the new car market recovering somewhat from the annual trend, with the 153,599 registrations representing a drop of 2.9% compared with the same month last year, and...

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Registrations of new vehicles plunged by more than 20% in September, under what are described as exceptional circumstances as supply issues bite. In particular, new emissions regulations have been...

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The average UK retailer earned a good level of profitability for June, closing out what proved to be a positive quarter. Prior to Q2 of 2018, retailers were battling against very strong comparatives...

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New car registrations surged ahead in August as retailers looked to clear stock or pre-register vehicles ahead of the 1 September changeover to the new WLTP test regime. The result was growth of 23.1%...

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July saw a small increase in registrations of 1.2% compared with the same month last year, driven in the main by a 2.6% increase in fleet registrations. Private registrations were flat (+0.1%), while...

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