Deliveries maintain consistent pace in May

Photography by: Paul Aldridge

There's been little change in monthly figures and yearly average, exclusive ABC data reveals.

Deliveries maintain consistent pace in May
Deliveries have settled into a solid mid-year rhythm, it seems.

May’s bus and coach deliveries remain in line with 2021 trends, ending at 91 for the month.

The ongoing consistency sees three of the five months so far at 91 or 92 – the outliers being 99 and 87 – while both the median and average are a steady 92.

In the chassis sector Volvo takes top spot from Scania with 35 deliveries, one off its yearly best, while the latter eases to 21. Mercedes-Benz and Yutong share third spot with 13 each. BLK Auto - formerly referred to as BLK/Bonluck before its recent re-branding - recorded three deliveries.

A busy body-building sector, involving 17 brands, was once again led by Volgren with 19 deliveries plus a further three from subsidiary Supportrans. Yutong matched its 13 chassis with 13 bodies. Bustech, despite no chassis this month, recorded 10 body builds. Custom Bus followed on nine, and BCI was in a similar boat to Bustech with no chassis but eight bodies.

Another interesting deliveries trend, this time in the air-con sector, sees Thermo King with 37 units for the third month this year (the other two months saw 36 and 40). Spheros was a distant second in 13, with Cling-Yutong the other to reach double figures.

Victoria led the way for the states on 33 per cent, followed by NSW on 25 per cent. WA wasn’t far behind on 23 per cent.

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

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