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V-Shape recovery for motorcycle dealers

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NMDA 11/08/2020

“Scooters and motorcycle sales saw a 41.9% rise compared with July last year. The public remain cautious to return to trains and buses, which is notably benefiting scooters and motorcycle sales”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the NMDA

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PRA supports the actions taken by independent operators during covid-19 crisis

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PRA 06/08/2020

“The Covid-19 lockdown from late March saw fuel volumes across the UK drop instantly and dramatically. Reports of reductions up to 85 to 90% against “normal” levels were noted from smaller independents. This is significantly higher than the BEIS daily average figure, which was closer to 70%. The BEIS daily average still indicates the severity of the business loss to operators”, said Brian Madderson, Chairman of the PRA

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Demand for used cars in line with expectations in December

NAMA 10/12/2019

“Almost half of respondents in this month’s NAMA survey are expecting volumes to fall over the coming month. Volumes of vehicles arriving at auction centres generally reduce towards the end of the year, and this year appears to be no different,” said Louise Wallis, Head of the National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA), commenting on the latest figures from NAMA’s market attitude survey.

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Demand for LCV’s down -9.6% as economic uncertainty continues

NFDA 05/12/2019

“Registrations of light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes fell by -9.6% in November, the third consecutive month of decline, as economic uncertainty continues to affect business confidence”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association which represents franchised commercial vehicle and car retailers across the UK, commenting on the SMMT’s light commercial vehicle registration figures.

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New car market declines, pure EVs grow market share

NFDA 05/12/2019

“As expected, new car sales saw a modest decline in November reflecting consumer uncertainty in the run-up to a general election”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK commenting on the latest SMMT’s new passenger car registration figures.

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NMDA Dealer Attitude Survey Autumn 2019 results revealed

NMDA 29/11/2019

“The NMDA is encouraged to see that this year’s Autumn 2019 Dealer Attitude Survey received a response rate of 18% made up of nine brands. Participants in this survey were made up of 82% of independently owned franchise dealers, and 16% privately owned groups. 52% were single brand dealer’s whist the remainder of 48% were multi-franchised.” commented Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA).

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