Deliveries remain resilient despite monthly dip


July sees a decrease on historically high end-of-financial-year June figures, exclusive ABC data reveals.

Deliveries remain resilient despite monthly dip
July's tally continues 2020's crazy deliveries rollercoaster, it seems.

Bus and coach deliveries dropped back below the triple-figure mark in July, but still hold a buoyant line in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, settling on 91 for the month.

The result, down from 146 in June, continues the rise-and-fall rollercoaster trend of the past six months, with no two months of consecutive increases or decreases, but steers clear of the yearly low of 80.

The chassis sector was largely propped up by Volvo, which rebounded from consecutive low months of 28 deliveries to post 40. Conversely, Scania reported a decrease from 46 to a yearly low of 16. Alongside it on 16 was Mercedes-Benz, the only other maker to reach double figures.

There was a general decrease across the board for most body builders, though Volgren maintained its status at the top with 33. Custom Bus had a notable month-on-month increase from one reported delivery last month to 10 in July. A long tail in this sector saw 10 other makers with three or fewer deliveries.

After a bumper month of 88 in June, air-conditioning market leader Thermo King dropped to its lowest yearly total of 42, though it remains well ahead of the chasing pack. Hispacold returned to double figures for the month to claim second place.

New South Wales returned to the top of the state chart, occupying 37 per cent of the market. Little separates Victoria and Queensland with 20 and 18 per cent, respectively.

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

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