2021 FINISHES WITH A DELIVERY SURGE

By: Cat Fitzpatrick, Photography by: Courtesy Volgren


DECEMBER saw a surge of deliveries to finish off the year, hopefully marking a bounce back for the market, exclusive ABC magazine data reveals.

2021 FINISHES WITH A DELIVERY SURGE
Volgren led the body-building sector with 39 deliveries.

December deliveries figures rounded off the year in style with the total of 123 the highest result recorded since June, 2020, and an extraordinary 47 ahead on November’s result.

In the chassis sector, Volvo was nudged from the top spot by Scania, which outstripped the rest of the pack with a commanding total of 48. Volvo followed behind on 26 deliveries, up five on the previous month, while Mercedes-Benz was up four on 17. Yutong showed its strongest result since May with a December total of 11. The remaining 21 deliveries were spread across six other manufacturers.

In the body-building sector, Volgren retained its position for a fifth month running, bringing its highest result since June, 2020, with a total of 39. Bustech Group, with 23, and Scania, on 13, also had their highest results for 2021, with Scania recording its largest number of deliveries since February, 2020. Yutong also bounced back to its mid-2021 numbers with a total of 11, while BCI dipped slightly from last month’s 15 to record 8. The remaining 29 deliveries were spread across 11 other bodymakers, including the first appearance of Marcopolo since August.

Unsurprisingly, Thermo King finished the year in style with a December total of 61 – 20 ahead of November’s total and, once again the best result seen for this manufacturer since June, 2020. It commandingly outstripped its competitors, with Coachair coming in second place with 16. This was, however, an impressive jump on its November result of three and its highest result for 2021. Konvekta wasn’t far behind on 13 – it’s highest result since February, 2020 – while Cling-Yutong’s 11 was its best since April’s 15.

At the state level, Victoria got behind the wheel and took off into the sunset with an astounding 59, leaving New South Wales (20), Queensland (16) and Western Australia (15) still looking for the keys. South Australia was up one on November with a respectable seven, while Tasmania saw its largest number of the year on six.

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

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