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New van market returns to growth in June Source: WhatVan Date: November 30, 1999

New van market returns to growth in June

The new van market returned to growth in June following a slight blip the previous month.

Sales in June were up 3.4% year-on-year to 24,041, according to the SMMT, and in the first half-year volumes were up 11.2% to 133,177 units compared to the same period in 2012.

Nigel Base, SMMT commercial vehicle manager said: "Looking ahead to the rest of 2013, we expect the van market to remain stable with a return to a more normal replacement cycle sustaining the market.”

In June the two biggest growing segments were pick-ups, which rose 29% to 2303, and medium vans (2.0-2.5-tonnes), up 27% to 3712.

On the other hand sales in the biggest market sector, heavy vans, fell 2.5% to 12,992 units.

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