Market bounces back

The number of new buses and coaches delivered in Australia hovers around the 100 mark after a small dip in June, exclusive ABC data reveals


Deliveries increased in July 2017 with 100 brand new buses delivered throughout Australia. This comes very close to June, during which 91 new bus deliveries were reported by manufacturers, representing an increase of nine vehicles.

This July delivery number stacks up a little less well compared to the 113 new buses delivered in July last year.

Volvo had a striong month, its deliveries increasing from 28 in June to 36 in July. Scania had a suberb month with 41, which was way up on last month’s 23.

BCI had a strong month, reporting 11 deliveries in July – up from nine in June.

Most other manufacturers delivered less than five vehicles respectively, with Bustech well in the game with five deliveries reported.

The body builders posted good results overall, with Volgren leading the way on 35, that figure being well up on the 22 reported in June.

Bustech had a strong showing with 16, up from seven the month before. The majority of other builders delivered less than 11 vehicles respectively.

Thermo King units were included in the delivery of 51 buses nationwide, a slight increase on the 48 just a month earlier, and leading the way for air-conditioning suppliers.

Spheros had a strong month in July, involved in the delivery of 17 units. Hispacold also had a good month with 10, a reasonable improvement on five in June.

Queensland led the states with 33 per cent, followed by New South Wales (28 per cent), Victoria (23 per cent), Western Australia (14 per cent), and South Australia (2 per cent). See overleaf to read the comprehensive Australian bus delivery information for June.


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