Sales of heavy trucks fall for third month in a row during November
The National Association of Producers of Buses, Trucks and Tractor Trucks (ANPACT) reported that wholesale sales of heavy commercial vehicles fell 32.1% during November, compared to the same month of 2016, totaling 3,226 units sold. Retail sales also recorded a decline of 18.2% with 3,750 units delivered.
November was the third consecutive month with a drop in monthly sales, a trend that began last September.
ANPACT reported that wholesale sales during the first 11 months of 2017 reached a total of 36,848 units, which resulted in a decrease of 5.5% when compared to the 39,013 vehicles sold during the same period last year.
In those 11 months, a total of 14,205 trucks ranging from Class 4 to 8 and 14,745 tractor trucks were commercialized, adding a total of 28,950 cargo vehicles, which represents a decrease of 4.7% compared to the same period last year.
In the bus segment, from January to November, 7,898 units were sold, which, compared to the 8,646 vehicles sold during the same period last year, represent a decrease of 8.7%.
The year-to-date retail sales totaled 37,007 units, a volume that shows a decrease of 3.4% compared to the 38,299 units sold from January through November 2016.
Meanwhile, retail sales of trucks totaled 15,176 units, which compared to the 15,658 vehicles sold the previous year, represent a 3.1% decrease.
Regarding passenger vehicles, the most significant decrease was recorded in “foreign” buses with 9.3%, going from 1,651 vehicles in 2016 to 1,497 units in 2017.