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

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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

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