Huge delivery numbers in June

Bus and coach deliveries soared midway through the year, exclusive ABC data reveals.

Huge delivery numbers in June
June proved to be the year's top month for deliveries thus far.

The seasonal high, an EOFY rush of sorts, has seen bus and coach deliveries rise to 151 in June, which is 39 more than the previous best in 2019. The tally also easily surpasses last year’s best of 120, recorded in the same month.

Encouragingly for some, not all the excess went to the top end of town.

For the manufacturers, while Volvo and Scania posted their best figures of the year with 46 and 44, respectively, the likes of BCI (16) and Hino (10) too hit year’s best figures, whereas Yutong also returned to double-figure deliveries.

Made with Flourish

For the body builders, Volgren was on top but not the busiest it has been this year, with some of the other recorded highs involving Custom Bus Group (18), Bustech (17) and BCI (16). Fifteen builders were involved this month, an equal record for the year.

Also for the air-conditioners, market leader Thermo King didn’t have its strongest month either, with that honour bestowed on Spheros (23), Hispacold (18) and MCC (15) making great gains. Yutong (14) and Denso (14) also reached double figures.

Victoria again topped the state-based activity (29 per cent), ahead of NSW on 26 per cent. Queensland returned to third on 18 per cent, followed closely by WA (17 per cent), which had its most active month of the year by percentage.

Click here for comprehensive Australian bus and coach delivery information for June. Please note all data is as supplied from manufacturers, with their involvement at their discretion.

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