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Sale of Other Motor Vehicles in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

United Kingdom Sale of Other Motor Vehicles Market: Higher freight volumes and stricter emissions standards help the industry

The Sale of Other Motor Vehicles industry has dealt with erratic and uncertain operating conditions over the past five years. The recession led to an unexpected drop in demand, which negatively affected revenue and profit margins, leading to the demise of many sellers. Over the past five years, petrol prices have soared, which has created difficulties for public transport and road transport operators by restricting demand for vehicles. Over the same period, new emissions standards have increased the price of engines and made vehicles more expensive. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 4.5% to £3.4 billion over the five years through 2013-14, although it fluctuated significantly from year to year...

When breaking down the market by volume, the undisputed leader is trailers for industrial and non-industrial use, at close to four-fifths of units sold. This high volume, however, does not translate to a similar share of revenue because trailers are substantially cheaper than lorries and buses. The breakdown below is done on the basis of revenue. Rigid and articulated lorries. Rigid lorries are vehicles over 3.5 tonnes that are designed to carry large loads and have a solid, connected frame. Articulated lorries haul a separate trailer behind them and are used to transport goods on motorways to and from warehouses, ports, farms and factories. Rigid lorries can typically haul larger loads than articulated lorries...

Major Market Players

Daimler-Chrysler (UK) Ltd
Iveco Limited
Man Erf UK Ltd
Scania (Great Britain) Ltd
Volvo Group UK Ltd

Revenue
£3bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-4.5%
Employment
10,952
Businesses
990

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