BITA Announces Q4 2007 Sales Statistics

BITA figures show continued growth in UK industrial truck sales

BITA, the UK’s sole provider of industrial truck sales statistics, has announced
overall sales figures for the final quarter of 2007.

The latest figures contributed by BITA members show continuing growth in the UK’s fork lift truck market, with an overall increase in sales of 3.5% and just over 31,000 units sold in the year to the end of December 2007. The market remains robust, with 2007 being the fourth consecutive year in which more than 30,000 forklift trucks were ordered from UK suppliers.

Over the year, orders for low level order pickers saw the most impressive increase, with just under 2,200 orders placed – an increase of 25% over the year.

The number of engine counterbalance trucks ordered in the UK also fared well, with a 2.3% rise in 2007, while the warehouse truck market grew by 4.9% over the same period.

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