Bus & Coach Registrations SMMT News

2007 bus and coach totals stable, but sector fortunes variable

09 January 2008 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News

* Big bus registrations down 17.5% to 2,397 for the year, but now stable.

* Big coaches up 12.7% to 1,041 – an eight year high.

* Buses 3.5 to 5t gvw up 73% and 5.0 to 8.5 gvw up 21% on last year.

“The lighter end of the bus sector saw the most vigorous growth as the heaviest mini and midi buses continued a four year growth trend,” said Paul Everitt, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders new chief executive. “Big bus numbers stabilised after a dip while big coach figures hit an eight year high of 1,041. Overall we expect stability in 2008.”

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