November registration rise

Bus and coach registrations in November rose 8.4% from the same month last year to 681 units, the month’s highest total since 2007. This lead to a rolling year total of 8,874, up 18%. SMMT Chief Executive, Mike Hawes, said, ‘Although November saw more moderate growth than in previous months, the UK bus and coach market remains on track for a strong year. One of the year’s big performers, converted buses weighing 3.5t to 8.5t, fell by a third in the month – but with double digit growth across all other key market segments, the situation remains positive.’

Purpose built bus registrations totalled 292 in November, a 59.6% rise on the same month last year. This lead to a rolling year figure of 2,866, an 8.8% increase. There were 83 purpose built coaches registered, a 69.4% increase, making for a rolling year total of 1,009, up 10.3%. Converted bus registrations totalled 306, down 22.7%, with a rolling year figure of 4,999, up 25.9%.

Registrations by marque, with November 2014’s figures in brackets, were: ADL 136 (67), Wrightbus 92 (2), Volvo Bus 49 (63), Mercedes-Benz (excluding Setra) 29 (10), Optare 18 (36), Scania 12 (31), VDL 8 (6), Irizar 8 (1), Yutong 7 (0), Van Hool 1 (8), Neoplan 10 (0), MAN (excluding Neoplan) 0 (0), other imports 1 (0), King Long 2 (0), Indcar 1 (0), TAM 1 (0), Setra 0 (0), Caetano 0 (7), Iris Bus 0 (1).

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