Heavy goods vehicles in the UK - Statistics & Facts

Published by Statista Research Department, May 8, 2019
Since the recession in 2009, commercial vehicle registration in the United Kingdom has mostly been growing, although there had been a noticeable drop in 2017. The number of licensed heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) on the other hand continued to rise and reached 492.2 thousand in 2017. This growth was most strongly felt in the South East region.

In terms of registrations by model, the Fiat Ducato was the most popular HGV as of the fourth quarter of 2017, with 12,131 registered units. When ranking the leading large HGV brands in 2018, DAF trucks clearly dominated the large HGV market with over 11 thousand vehicles registered.

Regarding leading commercial vehicle manufacturers by production numbers, Vauxhall was first, with 59,795 units made in 2017, though figures had declined slightly since the previous year.

That same year, box vans were clearly the most common type of commercial vehicle, with 64.6 thousand licensed units, followed by tippers with 40.7 thousand. From 2010 to 2017, the number of licensed dropside vehicles remained more or less steady and accumulated to 21.5 thousand in 2017. Skeletal style commercial vehicles on the other hand decreased between 2010 and 2012, before increasing and reaching 1.9 thousand units in 2017.

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