Bus & Coach Registrations SMMT News

Heavy bus and coach market holds firm in September

06 October 2011 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Heavy bus and coach sector holds firm in September with 338 registrations – the same as in 2010.
  • Other sectors are less stable:
    • Bus registrations fell 31% in September and by 24.6% for the rolling year.
    • Coach volumes down 48.5% in the month and 17.2% for the rolling year.
    • Overall bus and coach volumes down 33.1% in September and down 23.7% for the rolling year.

“Encouragingly, heavy buses and coaches held firm for the month and year-to-date, but the total bus and coach market fell 33% in September as confidence remains weak,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “To see sustainable growth, industry needs government to re-engage with the sector, delivering confidence through promoting targeted incentives such as the Green Bus Fund and the Bus Service Operator Grants.”

Click through to download the full September 2011 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables, which includes a more detailed analysis of the figures.

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