Bus & Coach Registrations SMMT News

Bus market falls, but coach registrations are strong for September

06 October 2014 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Bus and coach registrations down 23.9% this September, driven by fall in converted bus registrations.
  • Coach registrations are strong, up 3.3% this month and 5.4% for the year so far.
  • Purpose-built bus market dropped 26 units for September, with a 10% fall year-to-date.

“Solid growth in coach registrations of 5.4% couldn’t offset an overall decline in the bus and coach market for September”, said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “Purpose-built bus registrations are stabilising but the fall in converted bus registrations and the effect of a strong September last year resulted in this slight overall decline. However, rolling year figures still show moderate growth, so there is positivity within the bus and coach market.”

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 gvw and over


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

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