UK lift truck sales up 2.5 pc
From Logistics Manager Magazine,
Published Friday 26 April 2019 10:40 am
Volumes of forklift trucks sold across the UK increased 2.5
per cent during 2018 to just over 35,000 units according to the British
Industrial Truck Association’s market analysis.
The powered pallet truck market experienced double-digit percentage
growth, emphasising the UK’s surge in courier and express delivery
Diesel engine counterbalance trucks sales were up seven, LPG/petrol
engine counterbalance trucks were up 5.5 per and electric counterbalance
trucks were up 3.4 per cent for 2018.
Over the last 10 years, the UK forklift market has risen from 17,658 units in 2009 to 35,000 units in 2018.
“Based on data to be compiled during Q1 2019, the analysis and
forecasting will provide a fascinating insight into the UK’s economy
during a period of economic and political uncertainty, while providing
members with solid data on which to base their plans for the second half
of 2019,” said BITA secretary general James Clark.
The BITA Spring Forecast will be released to members in mid-May 2019.