According to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), commercial vehicle registration in the UK has risen 16.4 per cent from January to June year-on-year. Total commercial vehicle registrations rose by 25.5 per cent in June to reach a total of 33,941.æ The van market also maintained impressive growth, with registrations rising by 33.3 per cent in June, leading to year-to-date volumes rising to 16.8% to 155,532 and rolling year up to 16.0% to 293,428. Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: "The van market has shown another strong performance in June, yielding higher-than-expected growth for the year so far, "This has helped the total commercial vehicle market achieve half-year growth of more than 11%, despite a somewhat depressed truck sector. Trucks continued to decline in the first six months of the year in the wake of an extremely strong end to 2013, ahead of the introduction of Euro-6." Sue Robinson, director of the National Franchised Dealers Association, said: 'June has been a good turning point in the year for the commercial vehicle market, and we have seen a modest improvement in overall sales figures. 'Looking ahead into the second half of the year, dealers are optimistic that the van market will remain healthy.î