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13.1% growth in October bus and coach market

06 November 2014 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Total bus and coach registrations increased 13.1% in October, with a 2.9% rise in the rolling year.
  • Registrations for the overall market in the year-to-date remain down with a 3.0% drop this month.
  • October’s growth was driven by purpose-built coaches, which increased 63.3% in the month.

“Continued rising demand for purpose-built coaches, up 63.3% in October, drove a strong month for the overall bus and coach market,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “This follows the gradual stabilisation seen in the sector over recent months, and marks an end to the slower summer period for the market.”

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 October 2014 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables.

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