April rise is just the ticket for bus and coach recovery

Bus and coach market shows signs of recovery, up 35.5% in April to 843 units.Purpose-built sector posts growth of 50.0% in the month, with year-to-date now down just 5.8%.Converted bus market continues to rise, up 21.9% in April to 390 units.“April saw a large number of bus and coach orders hit the road resulting in substantial growth in the month, up 35.5% to 843 units,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “The sector enjoyed increases across the board with the purpose-built segment posting gains of 50% and converted buses rising by more than 21%. The growth in April and recent market positivity has seen the rolling year rise 4.0%, an encouraging sign following the slow start to the year.”UK bus and coach registrations: 2014 and % change on 2013Big buses 8.5t gvw and over and coaches 16t gvw and overClick through to download the April 2014 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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