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Latvia shows less than average rise in new commercial auto registration in 2018 - ACEA

  • 2019-01-24
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - In 2018, registration of new commercial transport vehicles (trucks and buses) in Latvia grew at a slower rate than on average in Europe, according to the latest data released today by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA).

In 2018, registration of new commercial vehicles in Latvia rose 2.9 percent year-on-year to 4,164 automobiles. The average increase in the EU was 3.2 percent.

Of the 30 European countries included in the ACEA survey, the fastest growth in the registration of new commercial transport vehicles was recorded in Lithuania (18.6 percent), Slovakia (13.2 percent), and Poland and Romania (11.5 percent in each). Estonia showed a 3.7 percent rise.

Registration of new commercial autos declined in Luxembourg (-0.5 percent), the UK (-1.9 percent), Italy (-4.1 percent), Iceland (-4.8 percent), Denmark (-5.6 percent) and Cyprus (-9.2 percent).

The ACEA report covers all EU counties except Malta, as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.