Around 237,000 end of life vehicles (ELVs) were scrapped in the Netherlands last year, according to Auto Recycling Nederland (ARN), the national vehicle recycling system. This represented a drop of 5 per cent in annual comparison. Some 196,000 ELVs were processed by ARN partner operations, reported Arie de Jong, ARN's general director in a radio interview.
ARN's resulting market share was slightly higher than it had been in 2011 at 82.7 per cent. The organisation raised concerns that the number of "sham exports" were increasing. Mr de Jong estimated that the number of vehicles deregistered and reported as exported before being illegally dismantled within the Netherlands stood at 30,000 to 40,000 per year.