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Bus and coach registrations fall 38.2% in March 2011

06 April 2011 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Overall bus and coach volumes down 38.2% in the month and 18.6% for the rolling year to March.
  • Coach volumes fell 32.3% in March; they were up by 5.8% for the rolling year to March.
  • All bus registrations fell by 39% in March and fell by 21.1% for the rolling year to March.

“In the short term the registration data are grim, buses are heading for a near 10 year low, midibuses for a 17 year low and coaches for their lowest for over 50 years,” said Paul Everitt, Chief Executive at the SMMT.  “But the good news is that orders are starting to flow again, meaning that we should see registrations start to rise in the fourth quarter of this year and into 2012.”

There are very long lead times in the bus and coach sector between orders or sales and registration.

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Big buses and coaches – rolling year registrations December 2006 to March 2011

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