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Bus and coach registrations fall 2.8% in January 2011

04 February 2011 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News

• Overall bus and coach volumes down 2.8% in month and 11.0% for the rolling year to January.

• Coach volumes rose by 25.5% in January and 20.7% for the rolling year to January.

• All bus registrations fell by 6.9% and 14.1% for the rolling year to January.

• Generally mixed trends across the sector in a typically low-key month for registration volumes.


“Bus and coach registrations fell again in January as economic conditions continue to affect the sector”, said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Despite the overall trend there were some good numbers across the sector, though these came in a quiet month in the registration calendar and are based on small volumes. Coach growth continued but will need to do better to beat the 1,000 unit pre-recession level. Double-deck bus numbers fell sharply in January, in line with the pattern set in 2010; we hope for some respite through 2011.”


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