SMMT: Bus and coach market holds firm in first six months of 2014

Bus and coach market steady in June with a 0.3% rise; year-to-date volumes remain up 3.4%. Purpose-built sector made gains in the month with a 19.1% rise, leaving the year down just 6.3%. Converted bus market fell 16.8% in June, but year-to-date remains positive, up 13.5%. “The bus and coach market has reached the halfway …

  • Bus and coach market steady in June with a 0.3% rise; year-to-date volumes remain up 3.4%.
  • Purpose-built sector made gains in the month with a 19.1% rise, leaving the year down just 6.3%.
  • Converted bus market fell 16.8% in June, but year-to-date remains positive, up 13.5%.

“The bus and coach market has reached the halfway point in the year with volumes up 3.4%, following a steady 0.3% growth in June,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “The purpose-built sector recovered from a subdued May with a 19.1% rise, and although the converted bus market fell 16.8% in the month, year-to-date registrations have grown 13.5%. With overall volumes up 11.1% for the last 12 months, the signs remain encouraging for the second half of 2014.”

UK bus and coach registrations: 2014 and % change on 2013

UK bus and coach registrations: 2014 and % change on 2013

UK bus and coach registrations: 2014 and % change on 2013

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

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