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Share of European truck market held by DAF in Europe 2012-2018

In 2018, DAF held a record market share of 16.6 percent in the heavy truck sector. By comparison, in the light truck market, DAF accounted for 9 percent of sales. However, globally, Daimler was the greatest heavy duty truck manufacturer.

DAF production peak

DAF has ramped up production in the years following 2014, with output reaching a peak in 2017. The truck manufacturer had made nearly 61,000 units of light and heavy commercial vehicles that year, which was an increase of 29 percent compared to 2014.

Asia-Oceania dominates

Globally, the truck and commercial vehicle market was dominated by Asia-Oceania. Production volumes have stayed relatively constant since 2011, with Asia-Oceania clearly the main manufacturing region of heavy trucks. Europe was responsible for only seven percent of all trucks produced in 2018.

Share of truck market held by DAF in Europe from 2012 to 2018*

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Europe refers to the European Union nations, plus Norway and Switzerland.
Light trucks are trucks weighing between 6 and 16 metric tons and include DAF's LF series.. Heavy trucks weigh more than 16 metric tons and include DAF's CF and XF series.

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