Bus & Coach Registrations SMMT News

Bus and coach registrations on route to recovery

05 September 2013 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Bus and coach registrations up 56.9% to 488 units in August.
  • Registrations for all bus and coach markets down 16.9% year-to-date.
  • Purpose-built coach registrations up 15.4% to 643 units for the year-to-date.
  • Purpose-built bus and coach registrations increased 52.0% to 231 units.

“The bus and coach sector has recorded significant growth this month, compared to August 2012, following many months of negative growth in the wake of last year’s Olympics-boosted sector. However, what is even more encouraging to see is that this month also marks a return to growth over August 2011, which was not affected by the Olympics boom,” said Wendy Williamson, SMMT Bus and Coach Manager. “This is a positive sign that the market will return to a trend of sustainable growth and that it will level off by the end of the year.”

The tables and charts below detail annual trends by gross vehicle weight and type for the whole bus and coach market, taking data from the purpose-built and converted sectors.

Click through to download the August 2013 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables.


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