De­liv­er­ies de­cline af­ter a few solid months

Things have started slowly in terms of new buses de­liv­ered to op­er­a­tors in Aus­tralia in Jan­uary 2017, ex­clu­sive ABC data shows

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Jan­uary 2017 saw 68 buses de­liv­ered, a far cry from the 100 de­liv­ered in De­cem­ber 2016

De­liv­er­ies fell sharply in Jan­uary 2017 with just 68 brand-new buses de­liv­ered to bus and coach opreators all around Aus­tralia.

This com­pared poorly with De­cem­ber 2016, dur­ing which 100 new bus de­liv­er­ies were re­ported by chas­sis man­u­fac­tur­ers, rep­re­sent­ing a drop of about 30 per cent.

The Jan­uary de­liv­er­ies num­ber also pales in com­par­i­son with the 92 new buses de­liv­ered in Jan­uary last year.

For sup­pli­ers, the vast ma­jor­ity of de­liv­er­ies were Volvos (24), fol­lowed by MAN (12).

BCI was the big­gest sur­prise in terms of man­u­fac­tur­ers, re­port­ing six de­liv­er­ies for the month of Jan­uary.

The num­ber of buses de­liv­ered by all man­u­fac­tur­ers was signicantly down com­pared with De­cem­ber 2016. The ma­jor­ity of other man­u­fac­tur­ers de­liv­ered less than two ve­hi­cles re­spec­tively.

On the bod­ies front, Vol­gren led the way by a vast mar­gin with 22, which was slightly down on the 30 re­ported in De­cem­ber. Cus­tom Bus had a very strong show­ing with 11, com­pared with ve the month be­fore. Ex­press Coaches re­mained steady in Jan­uary 2017, equalling last month’s to­tal of four.

In re­gards to air-con­di­tion­ing, Thermo King was slightly down com­pared with the month be­fore and its units were in­cluded in the de­liv­ery of 33 buses na­tion­wide, a bit short of the 38 it posted just a month be­fore in De­cem­ber in the height of sum­mer.

Coachair had a de­crease in Jan­uary and was in­volved in the de­liv­ery of six buses. Spheros is go­ing strong with 10, and Kon­vekta is well shy of that on three.

New South Wales and Vic­to­ria led the way on a state-bystate ba­sis with 31 per cent each, fol­lowed by Queens­land (20 per cent) and West­ern Aus­tralia (15 per cent). South Aus­tralia had a rel­a­tively weak month with just 3 per cent.

See over­leaf to read the full com­pre­hen­sive Aus­tralian bus and coach de­liv­ery in­for­ma­tion for Jan­uary 2017.

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