Bus & Coach Registrations SMMT News

Bus and coach market set for best year since 2012, with October marking six months of consecutive growth

05 November 2015 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Year-to-date bus and coach demand up 23.5% to 7,715, beating 2014’s full year performance.
  • Best October since 2008 marks six months of continued growth as registrations rise 26.2%.
  • Converted buses continue to drive market as 70% boost sees sector reach 454 units.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive said, “Strong demand for converted buses up to 8.5t helped fuel new bus and coach registrations last month, resulting in the highest October in seven years, while in the purpose-built bus sector, bigger 16t-plus vehicles were in demand. This is the market’s sixth consecutive month of growth, and it puts year-to-date performance ahead of 2014’s full year of trading two months early.”



Download the full October 2015 bus and coach news release and data table.

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