Bus and coach sector continues upward trend as UK readies for London

The overall bus and coach market rose 93.5% to 917 registrations in June, and 62.3% over the half year.The purpose-built bus and coach sector rose 50% in the month and 45.6% in the first six months of 2012.Converted bus registrations were up 197.1% in June and 81.2% for the year-to-date.“The UK bus and coach sector saw solid growth in June, up more than 90%, as operators pulled forward orders ahead of the London 2012 games,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Despite fragile economic conditions, overall bus and coach registrations have enjoyed nine consecutive months of growth, with registrations rising 60% in the first half of 2012. While maintaining this momentum will be tough, the tangible benefits provided by the latest technologies entering the market will continue to attract operators seeking to boost the efficiency and affordability of their fleets.”Click through to download the full June 2012 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables, which include a more detailed analysis of the figures.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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