Deliveries drop back down

After a strong couple of months for bus and coach deliveries, supply has returned to double digits

Deliveries drop back down
Coming from 102 deliveries in August, September saw only 88 buses delivered

September saw an excited industry as everyone prepared for the Bus and Coach Show, but deliveries suffered after a couple of months of above-average numbers.

Coming from 102 deliveries in August, September saw only 88 buses delivered, a drop of almost 14 per cent.

While this number is still above average for the year (January to May saw no delivery totals above 86), it leaves the rest of the year an uncertainty.

At the Australian Bus and Coach Show, various suppliers told ABC Magazine companies are looking to save money, but could find a false economy in doing so.

Rodd Hood, director of Bonluck importer Bus and Coach Sales Australia, says a government ‘green incentive’ could boost new bus sales – and help lower emissions at the same time.

"We have the runs on the board, it’s already designed and operating… it’s even been out there on the streets since 2007 in [China]."

For suppliers, the vast majority of deliveries were Volvos (31) and Scanias (30).

Yutong and MAN, however, both increased their numbers by about a third from six deliveries in August to nine in September.

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