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Bus and coach market down 4.9% in 2013 despite year-end recovery

07 January 2014 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Purpose-built sector grew 14.7% in the month, but remains down 3.3% over the year so far.
  • Registrations posted growth for the fifth consecutive month in December, up 55.9%.
  • Bus and coach registrations ended the year down 4.9% in 2013.

“The bus and coach sector had a tough year in 2013 competing against the Olympics inflated registrations of 2012, so the market inevitably struggled. However, we have seen encouraging signs of growth over the last five months as operators look to invest in new fuel efficient, cleaner vehicles”, said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Given the year-end performance we expect a steady 2014.”

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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.

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

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