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Converted bus registrations lead sector growth in September

06 October 2015 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Total new bus and coach registrations increase 43.9% in September to reach 1,134 units.
  • Converted bus demand fuels overall sector growth, up 103.4% year-on-year.
  • Purpose-built coach market benefits from September plate change with a 25.8% boost.
  • Bus and coach market continues annual trend as year-to-date figures reach 6,930 registrations – an increase of 1,306 on last year.

“September marked the fifth consecutive month of growth for the new bus and coach market, with the sector posting an impressive 43.9% increase compared with last year’s figures,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “While the purpose-built coach market benefited from the September plate change, converted bus figures also experienced a substantial boost in the heavier 3.5t to 8.5t segment, more than doubling 2014’s figure. The sustained growth in the sector, demonstrated by yet another significant rise for the year-to-date figures, is an encouraging sign for the overall market.”

Bus and coach registrations - September 1

Bus and coach registrations - September 2

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