Photography by: courtesy Nic Benn

Financial year headwinds persist for Australian bus and coach deliveries, exclusive ABC data reveals.

Scania topped the chassis charts in September.

The first quarter of the 2021-22 financial year ended a slow one for Australian bus and coach deliveries, with September numbers dropping to 56.

It maintained the downward trend after two months in the 60s, with the pandemic impacts continuing to bite.

The situation was highlighted in the chassis sector with Scania leading the monthly tally on 14, below the highs of previous years. Volvo followed on 11, which also represented a recent low for the Swede. It was better news for MAN, though, breaking through to double figures – its highest monthly tally since January.

Volgren retained its lead in the body building sector, recording 21 deliveries. No other name hit double figures; though, BCI saw an improvement to nine deliveries after a combined three in the previous two months.

Thermo King occupied nearly half the air-conditioning market, but its figure of 24 was also a yearly low. Coachair was a welcome inclusion after not featuring in last month’s deliveries, with a tally of 10 marking its best monthly return since March’s 12 deliveries.

Victoria and Western Australia were evenly placed in the state charts, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the market. NSW followed on 20 per cent, with Queensland next on 14 per cent and SA on 5 per cent.

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

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