BVRLA in Numbers (2016)

Once again, the BVRLA and the industry it represents had another year of growth, according to the 2016 annual membership and fleet size report.

The association saw a net gain of 128 members across all sectors last year, with the greatest increase being among the leasing broker sector (+81 members). Membership of our corporate sector also increased with both leasing & fleet management and the commercial vehicle sector growing by 10% year-on-year. Growth in the total member fleet continued with a 5% rise to 4.71 million vehicles. The number of cars on fleet rose by 5.4% whilst the number of LCVs grew by 3.9%. This year, the biggest percentage rise of all was in the HGV sector, which increased by 6.1%.

A large part of the fleet expansion came from the personal leasing sector which grew by 13%. Personal leasing now accounts for 1.6 million vehicles. The rental fleet consists of 430,862 vehicles, similar to the size reported in 2015, whilst the corporate leasing fleet grew by 2% to just over 2.6 million vehicles.

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Phil Garthside

Research Manager, BVRLA

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