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Signs of stability in bus and coach sector as decline slows to 5% in April

06 May 2011 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Overall bus and coach volumes down 5.0% in the month and 17.5% for the rolling year to April.
  • Coach volumes up 19.5% in April and up by 1.5% for the rolling year.
  • Bus registrations fell by 10.4% in April and fell by 19.7% for the rolling year.

“The rate of decline in the bus and coach market has slowed significantly and while it is too soon to talk of sustained recovery, it could be a sign of stability entering the marketplace,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Registration volumes continue at very low levels as market uncertainties, higher fuel costs and the anticipation of regulatory changes ahead weigh heavily on confidence to invest in new vehicles. However, there is evidence of an uptick in some areas, boosted by the seasonal rise in coach demand and new hybrid bus orders coming through.”

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