Bus & Coach Registrations SMMT News

Rising economic confidence drives bus and coach market up

05 December 2013 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Fourth month of growth for bus and coach registrations, up 38.4% to 623 units in November.
  • Registrations for the market remain down 8.1% for the year-to-date.
  • Purpose-built sector grew 29.6% in the month, but remains down 4.5% over the year so far.
  • Another good month for purpose-built coaches, up 91.7% in the month and 18.4% for the year-to-date.

“The bus and coach market has experienced a pleasing increase in the last four months, with registrations in November up 38.4%. There has been a move towards cleaner vehicles with a good uptake of hybrid buses this month, adding to the growth”, said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “The year started slowly for the sector and registrations so far in 2013 are marginally down compared with 2012. Although the recent rate of growth is encouraging, we remain cautiously optimistic for 2014.”

UK bus and coach registrations: 2013 and % change on 2012

BandC table

BandC graph

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.

Annual trends – rolling year totals from December 2009 to November 2013

B and C Graphs

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

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