Registrations continue to grow

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have reported growth in registrations for the month of February. Bus and coach registrations grew 14.9% in February 2015, reaching 409 units. Year-to-date values also saw a rise, up 34.3% compared with the same period in 2014. Demand for converted buses and purpose-built coaches fuelled this growth, increasing 22.9% and 40% respectively.

SMMT Chief Executive, Mike Hawes said, ‘This second month of growth in 2015 is a positive indicator for the future stability of the bus and coach sector going forward, however, due to the variable nature of the market, we will be watchful of how the sector develops over coming months.’

Purpose built coach registrations totalled 21, up 40% from January, making a rolling year total of 867, a growth of 7.6%. Purpose built buses are down 4.4% from January with a monthly total of 109. They are also down 2.3% across the rolling year with a total of 2721. 279 converted buses were registered, up 22.9% from the previous month but remaining stable across the rolling year.

Bus and coach registrations by marque with February 2014’s figures in brackets are:
Wrightbus 23 (33), ADL 62 (16), Volvo 32 (27), Optare 5 (24), Mercedes-Benz 1 (0), VDL. 1(18), Yutong 1 (0), Scania 0 (1), Van Hool 1 (0), Irizar 1 (0), King Long 3 (3), Neoplan 0 (0), MAN 0 (0), Caetano 0 (0), Setra 0 (7) Irisbus 0 (0), Other Imports 0 (0).

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