December 2018 Truck Sales Data released

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The Australian truck sales industry has achieved more than 40,000 sales in a calender year.

The VFACTS data for 2018 is in and shows that for the whole of 2018, truck/heavy commercial vehicle sales totaled 41,426 units.

That total is up 12.4% on the 2017 total.

December though wasn’t as strong as the results of earlier in the year. 3,454 new trucks and heavy vans were handed over to customers in the month, down 0.7% on the same month last year.

So, who sold the most trucks in Australia in 2018? It was Isuzu, for the 30th straight year.

The Japanese brand sold 10,027 new trucks in Australia in the year, a better than 12% improvement on the 2017 result.

Isuzu also sold more trucks than any of the combined multi-brand truck groups such as Volvo Group, Daimler Trucks and PACCAR.

December 2018 Truck Sales (Overall Sales):

Some of the brands that had particularly strong 2018 sales increases in the year included:

  • DAF – 525 (+25.0%)
  • Fuso – 4,101 (+9.4)
  • Hino – 5,646 (+17.1%)
  • Hyundai – 94 (+88.0%)
  • International – 61 (+335.7%)
  • Iveco – 2,315 (+25.2%)
  • Kenworth – 2,946 (+25.1%)
  • Mack – 1,134 (+10.5%)
  • MAN – 1,218 (+26.7%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks – 1,189 (+33.4%)
  • UD Trucks – 1,015 (+10.7%)
  • Volvo – 2,175 (+16.2%)

While some of the brands that lost ground in the year included:

  • Dennis-Eagle – 59 (-55.3%)
  • Freightliner –  413 (-1.2%)
  • Scania – 893 (-11.1%)
  • Western Star – 349 (-3.9%)

December 2018 Truck Sales (Light-Duty Sales):

  • Fiat Ducato – 104 (-25.7%)
  • Ford Transit Heavy – 46 (-20.7%)
  • Fuso Canter (LD) – 214 (-5.7%)
  • Hino (LD) – 234 (+8.8%)
  • Hyundai (LD) – 11 (+450.0%)
  • Isuzu N-Series (LD) – 476 (+29.7%)
  • Iveco C/C (LD) – 173 (+98.9%)
  • Iveco Van (LD) – 15 (-21.1%)
  • Mercedes-Benz Sprinter – 166 (-16.2%)
  • Renault Master – 111 (-36.9%)
  • Volkswagen Crafter – 26 (-50.0%)

December 2018 Truck Sales (Medium-Duty Sales):

  • DAF (MD) – 5 (-16.7%)
  • Fuso Fighter (MD) – 112 (-3.4%)
  • Hino (MD) – 167 (-3.5%)
  • Isuzu N-Series (MD) – 292 (+28.6%)
  • Iveco (MD) – 14 (+133.3%)
  • MAN (MD) – 49 (-39.5%)
  • Mercedes (MD) – 4 (+33.3%)
  • UD Trucks (MD) – 48 (-4.0%)
  • Volvo Truck (MD) – 2 unchanged

December 2018 Truck Sales (Heavy-Duty Sales):

  • DAF (HD) – 61 (+60.5%)
  • Freightliner (HD) – 28 (-9.7%)
  • Fuso F-Series (HD) – 77 (+305.3%)
  • Hino (HD) – 46 (+27.8%)
  • International – 7 (-12.5%)
  • Isuzu (HD) – 184 (+16.5%)
  • Iveco (HD) – 33 (-2.9%)
  • Kenworth – 259 (-9.4%)
  • Mack (HD) – 105 (+12.9%)
  • MAN (HD) – 39 (+56.0%)
  • Mercedes-Benz (HD) – 82 (+1.2%)
  • Scania (HD) – 68 (-48.1%)
  • UD Trucks (HD) – 37 (-9.8%)
  • Volvo Truck (HD) – 141 (-28.1%)
  • Western Star (HD) – 18 (-52.6%)

We’ll keep you updated with all the latest truck sales numbers again throughout 2019.



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