Bus & Coach Registrations SMMT News

Purpose-built buses sustain sector growth in January

06 February 2012 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • The total bus and coach sector grew 15.8% in January to 484 registrations, but the rolling year was down 11.7%.
  • Registrations of purpose-built buses and coaches grew 40.6% in January despite the rolling year falling 58.2%.
  • Converted bus registrations fell 9.7% in the month and by 29.5% over the past 12 months.

“The purpose-built bus and coach sector grew 41% in January boosted by strong demand for double-deck buses – three times more were registered this January versus the same month last year,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Converted buses saw slower uptake, dropping 9.7%, but the total bus and coach sector grew 15.8% despite ongoing concern over the stability of the market and the wider economy.”

UK bus and coach registrations: 2012 and % change on 2011

Click through to download the full January 2012 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables, which include a more detailed analysis of the figures.



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