The Dutch truck manufacturer DAF has seen its market share in the vehicle segment increase from 16 tons last year to 16.3 percent.

This is evident from the annual figures of the American parent company PACCAR presented on Tuesday.

The heavier part of the European market accounted for 230,500 trucks last year.

DAF's share rose to 16.3 percent in 2020, which comes to 37,571 units.

PACCAR expects that the segment from 16 tons in Europe will be good for 250,000 to a maximum of 280,000 new trucks this year.

In Brazil, where DAF has a production location, sales increased for a market share of 5.7 percent.

Never before had the manufacturer had such a share in sales in the South American country.

In addition to DAF, the Kenworth and Peterbilt brands also belong to the PACCAR group.

The company closed 2020 with a profit of 1.3 billion dollars (1.07 billion euros), a 45.6 percent decline from a year earlier.