Bus & Coach Registrations SMMT News

Welcome lift for February bus and coach sector with registrations up 73.6%

06 March 2012 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News

  • The total bus and coach sector grew significantly in February to 519 registrations, up 73.6%, with the year-to-date up 39.9%.
  • Registrations of purpose-built buses and coaches rose 121.7% in the month and 72.6% for the first two months of 2012.
  • Converted bus registrations were up 32.3% in February, and 8.7% for the year-to-date.

“Purpose-built bus and coach registrations more than doubled last month, underpinned by sustained demand for heavy buses and coaches as buyers continue to put new, reliable and fuel-efficient models into operation,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “The overall bus and coach sector also saw solid growth in February, growing almost 75% with the year-to-date up 40%. To maintain this momentum, it is vital that the Chancellor uses this month’s Budget to shore-up business confidence by encouraging private sector investment.”

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

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