Big decline

Deliveries decreased in January 2018, with 65 brand-new buses delivered throughout Australia

This is a huge drop compared to December, during which 113 new bus deliveries were reported by manufacturers, representing an decrease of 48.

The January delivery number also stacks up poorly when compared to the 92 new buses delivered at the same time last year.

Volvo had a strong month, its deliveries increasing from 18 in December to 29 in January. Scania followed with 15, which was well down on last month’s 46. King Long and MAN had a strong month, reporting five deliveries each. Most other manufacturers delivered less than four vehicles each. 

The body builders posted fairly average results overall, with Volgren leading the pack on 21, that figure being well below the 31 reported in December. Coach Design, Irizar, King Long and P&D were also strong with six each. The majority of other builders delivered less than four vehicles respectively.

For air-conditioning suppliers, Thermo King led the pack with 40 deliveries nationwide, a small increase on 42 the month earlier, and still leading the market by a considerable margin. Spheros sold eight units, while Hispacold posted five.

New South Wales led the states on 38 per cent, followed by Victoria (25 per cent), Queensland (18 per cent), Western Australia (12 per cent), South Australia (5 per cent) and Tasmania (2 per cent).  

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