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- The situation of the Italian car market is still heavy: -24.6% in November.
- The demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + EFTA + UK continues to decline also in October (-15.7%).
- The decline in the European car market (EU + EFTA + UK) worsened in October (-29.3%).
Sales of heavy vehicles (class 8) in the USA  also fell in October (-0.8%), even compared to last year (-9.4%).
- The heavy decline in the Italian car market worsened again in October: -35.7%.
- The demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + EFTA + UK also dropped in September (-20.3%). The truck market (> 3.5t) also falls: -8.6%
- Heavy vehicle sales (class 8) fell in the USA in September (-5,8%), even compared to last year (-10.4%).
- The European car market (EU + EFTA + UK) continued to decline sharply in September (-25.2%). In the total of the first nine months of the year + 6.9% on last year
- The heavy decline of the Italian car market worsened again in September: -32.7%.
- The demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + EFTA + UK fell in July (-15.3%) and August (-5.7%).  On the other hand, the truck market rose (> 3.5t): + 7.4% in July and + 8% in August compared to the respective months of last year.
- The European car market (EU + EFTA + UK) fell sharply in July (-23.6%) and August (-18.1%). In the total of the first eight months of the year + 12.7% on last year.
- Slight recovery in August (+ 8.1%) in sales of heavy vehicles (class 8), and + 2.8% compared to last year.
- The Italian car market fell sharply in August: -27.3%.
- Significant drop in July (-15.2%) in sales of heavy vehicles (class 8), but + 16.3% compared to last year. July volume was the second lowest of the year.
- The Italian car market fell in July: -19.4% (the figure remains significantly lower even of July 2019: -28.1%).
- The rise in demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + Efta + UK also continues in June, albeit with lower increases than in previous months: + 10.9% compared to June 2020. The truck market also rose significantly (> 3.5t): + 33.5% in June compared to the same month last year.
                                                 
- The European car market (EU + Efta + UK) continues to recover in June: in the month + 13.3% on last year, but still down compared to June 2019: -14%.
- Another substantial increase in June in US heavy trucks sales (class 8): + 49.4% compared to last year, the second largest volume in the year.
- Even in June, compared to the previous two months, the Italian car market remains significantly lower than in 2019 (-13.3% in June)
- The sharp rise in demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + EFTA + UK continues in May: + 66.2% compared to May 2020 (month still affected by anti-pandemic constraints), but slightly lower than May 2019. The truck market also rose dramatically (> 3.5t): + 69.2% in May compared to the same month last year, but dropped by 29% compared to the same month in 2019
- The recovery of the European car market (EU + Efta + UK) strengthens further in May: in the month + 73.5% on last year, but still down compared to May 2019, the first comparable month: -19.4 %.
- US Sales of heavy duty vehicles (class 8) double in May compared to last year.
- The Italian car market was stable in May, compared to last month, which in any case remains considerably lower than in May 2019 (-27.9%), the only possible comparison given that May 2020 was a month still severely affected by the heavy anticovid measures.
- The sharp rise in demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + EFTA + UK also continues in April: + 235.9% compared to April 2020 (month strongly affected by anti-pandemic constraints), but slightly lower than April 2019. The truck market also rose dramatically (> 3.5t): + 89.5% in April compared to the same month last year, but dropped by 15.7% compared to the same month in 2019
- The strong recovery of the European car market (EU + Efta + UK) also continues in April: in the month + 255.9% on last year, but still down compared to April 2019, the first comparable month: -22, 7%.
- Further substantial increase vs 2020 in the U.S. heavy trucks market (class 8) in April
- Apparent growth for the Italian car market which still remains lower than April 2019 (-17.1%), the only possible comparison given that April 2020 was the worst April in history, due to the heavy anticovid 19 measures.
- The demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + Efta + UK rose sharply in March: + 95.3% compared to March 2020 (month strongly affected by anti-pandemic constraints; the truck market (> 3.5t) also rose: + 40% in March compared to the same month last year.
- Strong recovery in March of the European car market (EU + Efta + UK): in the month + 62.7% on last year, but still down compared to March 2019, the first comparable month: -11.6%. In the total for the quarter + 0.9% on last year.
- Substantial increase in the US heavy trucks market (class 8) in March 2021
- The Italian car market recovered in March, which however still remained below March 2019 (-12.7%), the only possible comparison, given that March 2020 was an unprecedented month for the first heavy anticovid 19 measures.
- The demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + Efta + UK rises slightly in February: + 2.5%.  The truck market rises more decisively (> 3.5t): + 5.5% in February.
- The decline of the European car market (EU + EFTA + UK) continues in February: -20.3% in the month. In the two-month total, the market fell by 23.1%.  
- Slight drop in the U.S. heavy vehicles market (class 8) in February
- The Italian car market continues to decline dramatically: -12.3% in February. In the first two months of the year, registrations fell by 13.1% to 277,145 units.
- The demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + EFTA + UK continues to decline in January: -5.7%. The descent of the truck market is even more marked (> 3.5t): -7.7% in January
- Dramatic collapse of the European car market in January (EU + EFTA + UK): in the month -25.7% with 842,835 units registered.
- The U.S. heavy vehicle market (class 8) fell in January compared to December last year. It Increases compared to January 2020.
- The new year opens with a significant drop: in January -14% with 134,001 units registered in Italy.
The demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + EFTA + UK fell again in December: -5%.  On the other hand, a very slight recovery of the truck market (> 3.5t) continues: + 2.2% in December
- The European car market (EU + EFTA + UK) fell slightly also in December: in the month -3.7%
- Decisive climb in December of the U.S. heavy-duty vehicle market (class 8), which in the month reached the highest value of the year
- The italian car market continues to drop dramatically in December: -15% with 119,454 units registered
- In November, a very slight recovery in demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + Efta + UK area: + 0.9%. Very slight recovery also in the truck market (> 3.5t): + 0.7% in November.
-The European car market (EU + EFTA + UK) continues to decline in November: in the month -13.5% with 1,047,400 units registered
- The italian market fell sharply again in November: -8.3% with 138,405 units registered.
- Slight recovery in the demand for commercial vehicles (<3.5t) in the EU + EFTA + UK. On the other hand, the loss of the truck market (> 3.5t) continues: -11,3% in October.

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