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2012 is a bumper year for UK bus and coach market

07 January 2013 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • The total UK bus and coach market rose 34.2% to 8,102 units in 2012, ending the year on a high.
  • 2012 was a positive year for the overall bus and coach market, with significant growth posted across the sector:
  • Registrations of purpose-built buses and coaches climbed 12.4% in the year, posting 3,811 units.
  • Converted bus registrations rose 62.2% in 2012 to 4,291 units.

“2012 was a bumper year for the UK bus and coach sector, with registrations rising 34.2% to more than 8,000 units,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Despite economic concerns, new opportunities arising from the London 2012 Games and the continuation of government incentives helped the bus and coach market achieve significant growth in the year. The fourth round of government’s Green Bus Fund will come into effect in May, which is expected to provide stimulus to retain market strength.”


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

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