Last October, manufacturers of buses, heavy trucks and tractor trucks in Mexico sold 4,451 commercial vehicles to dealers and distributors, 5.8% less than the 4,727 units sold in the tenth month of 2016, revealed the National Association of Bus, Heavy Truck and Tractor Truck Producers (ANPACT for its acronym in Spanish).
According to its monthly report, dealers in the Mexican market sold 3,558 commercial vehicles to trucking and bus companies, as well as single customers in October, which represents a 9.8% drop compared to the 3,949 units from the same month of 2016.
Despite a decrease on all indicators, October saw the strongest monthly sales this year so far, said Miguel Elizalde, executive president of ANPACT.
On a year-to-date basis, sales from producers to dealers totaled 33,622 commercial vehicles through October, a 1.9% drop compared to same period of 2016. Retail sales totaled 33,257 units, a 1.4% decrease compared to 33,716 commercial vehicles from January through October 2016.
"The sales figures of the domestic market reflect the need to drive the renewal of the fleet in a determined manner, seeking to influence with incentives, especially in small carriers," Elizalde stated in the report.