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Bus and coach market steady in March but still behind 2013

04 April 2014 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Bus and coach market remains stable, down just 0.2% in March to 1,032 units.
  • Purpose-built sector drops 28.7% in the month and 23.5% for the year-to-date.
  • Converted bus market continues to rise, up 22.3% in March to 707 units. 

“The bus and coach market held firm in March with 1,032 registrations, a performance on par with 2013 levels,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Considering the slow start to the year, it was pleasing to see this month’s relative strength. Just two fewer vehicles were registered this March versus last, with the year-to-date falling behind by 68 units. The greatest positivity came from the converted bus sector, which rose 22.3% in the month and 15.9% over the year so far.”

UK bus and coach registrations:2014 and % change on 2013

UK bus and coach registrations: 2014 and % change on 2013

Big buses 8.5t gvw and over and coaches 16t and over

Big buses and coaches

Click through to download the March 2014 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables.

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