SMMT: Sales increase for fleet industry in 2012
20 November 2012
Author: Jack Carfrae
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has announced a 4.5% increase in fleet sales in October.
The organisation also reported an increase of 12% in overall car registrations, which affirms the UK car market's strength in the face of the European downturn.
The figures also show that the UK car market has grown by 5% so far this year and has increased in volume in all but one month so far.
Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive, said: "It is encouraging to see the alternatively-fuelled vehicle market performing strongly, up 13% so far this year.
"Although the alternatively-fuelled vehicle sector represents only a small share of the overall market, it is vital that Government sustains its consumer incentive programme and maximises the benefits available through the vehicle taxation system."
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