Monthly new bus deliveries have remained steady throughout Australia recently. Turn to page 54 to see our exclusive bus delivery data for the month of December
The number of new bus and coach deliveries reported throughout Australia has increased hugely in December, exclusive data reveals
Deliveries increased in December 2017 with 113 brand-new buses delivered throughout Australia. This is a huge imporvement in comparison to November, during which 91 new bus deliveries were reported by manufacturers, representing an increase of 24. The December delivery number stacks up well when compared to the 100 new buses delivered at the same time last year.
Scania had a strong month, its deliveries increasing from 20 in November to 46 in December. Volvo followed with 18, which was down on last month’s 24. Iveco and BCI had a strong month, reporting 13 and 11 deliveries respectively. Most other manufacturers delivered less than 10 vehicles each.
The body builders posted very impressive results overall, with Volgren leading the pack on 34, that figure being up on the 30 reported in November. Custom Bus had super-strong results with 12; Bustech also with 12. The majority of other builders delivered less than 11 vehicles respectively.
For air-conditioning suppliers, Thermo King led the pack with 42 deliveries nationwide, a slight decrease on 49 the month earlier, and still leading the market by a considerable margin. Kingtec was involved in the delivery of eight units, while Spheros posted six.
Victoria led the states on 36 per cent, followed by New South Wales (33 per cent), Queensland (11 per cent), South Australia (11 per cent), and Western Australia (8 per cent).
Turn overleaf for comprehensive Australian bus and coach delivery information for December.
Deliveries boomed in December as 113 new buses were delivered to Australian operators