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Purpose-built bus sector sustains market demand in April

04 May 2012 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • The overall bus and coach market rose 17.8% to 762 registrations in April, and was up 44.8% over the year-to-date.
  • The purpose-built bus and coach sector posted 425 registrations in April, up 7.3% and grew significantly in the first four months of the year, up 50.8%.
  • Converted bus registrations were up 34.3% in the month and rose 39.1% for the year-to-date.

“Demand for purpose-built buses continues to sustain market demand, as fleet operators utilise new technology to improve the efficiency of their fleets,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “While coach demand was subdued, it’s encouraging to see signs of stability emerging in the overall bus and coach sector despite concerns over market confidence and growth in the wider economy.”

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

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