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Bus and coach market booms with best year since 2008

07 January 2016 #Bus & Coach #Registrations #SMMT News
  • Bus and coach market closes 2015 with 22.8% rise to 9,025 units – the best performance in seven years.
  • Registrations in December see impressive 31.6% increase, marking eight consecutive months of growth.
  • Bigger buses continue to drive sector growth in 2015, as heavier single-decks and double-decks rise 26.7% and 35.3%.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said, “2015 has been a very positive year for the British bus and coach market, with registrations increasing by more than a fifth to surpass 9,000 units for the first time since 2008. We have also seen greater consistency in the market – an impressive 11 out of 12 months showed growth, with nine of these double-digit rises. With significant growth enjoyed across all market segments in December, the outlook for bus and coach in 2016 remains positive.”

UK bus and coach registrations: 2015 and % change on 2014

UK bus and coach registrations_Dec_12

Click through to download the full-year 2015 bus and coach registrations press release and data table.

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