According to the usual ACEA statistics, EU, commercial vehicle registrations in December are still down (-8.4%) compared to the same period of 2020. It is indeed the sixth consecutive month of decline (here our posts on the months of November 2021 and September 2021). More into details, new registrations of trucks and buses increased compared to December 2020, while light commercial vehicles significantly decreases, as shown by the diagram above. Overall in 2021, commercial vehicle registrations in the European Union increased by 9.6% to reach 1,880,682 units, largely thanks to the low base recorded during the first half of 2020. Nevertheless, this full-year result remains far below the 2.1 million units registered in 2019, the year before the pandemic.

Light commercial vehicle registrations in December and during the whole 2021

As mentioned above, during the month of December, registrations of new vans across the EU declined significantly (-12.8%) again. The main reason still being the microchip shortage that has hit production of this vehicle category in particular. As for the main countries within the EU, Spain literally hit the ground with -34.8%. Looking at full-year 2021 volumes, nearly 1.6 million light commercial vehicles were registered across the EU, a year-on-year rise of 8.5%, despite negative results in the last six months of the year.

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