MONTHLY RE­SULTS!

March has proven the most pros­per­ous month for bus and coach de­liv­er­ies so far in 2018, ex­clu­sive ABC data re­veals. Mark Go­jszyk re­ports.

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WE KNOW YOU love them and so we’ve got the lat­est bus and coach ve­hi­cle and sup­plier sales data col­lated and recorded for you to sink your teeth into. To know who’s who and who’s done what, sim­ply check it out!

We are, as an in­dus­try, are faced with many sim­i­lar chal­lenges and changes to­gether as we move for­ward.

De­liv­er­ies soared in March 2018, with 109 brand-new buses de­liv­ered through­out Aus­tralia.

De­liv­er­ies soared in March 2018, with 109 brand­new buses de­liv­ered through­out Aus­tralia. This is a big step up com­pared to Fe­bru­ary and Jan­uary, when 91 and 65 de­liv­er­ies were re­ported, mark­ing strong month- on-month in­creases in 2018. En­cour­ag­ingly, this num­ber also nearly dou­bles the tally of 55 recorded at the same time last year.

Volvo once more re­mains atop of the chas­sis man­u­fac­turer pile, mark­ing 33 de­liv­er­ies, its best re­sult of the year (29 pre­vi­ously). Sca­nia main­tained sec­ond spot, but also had a bumper month of 30, beat­ing its pre­vi­ous best of 19. Like­wise BCI, which has jumped from four in Jan­uary to 16 and 17 in Fe­bru­ary and March re­spec­tively. The chas­ing pack had less than nine each.

Volgren again led the way for body builders, record­ing 18, though that was less than Fe­bru­ary’s fig­ure of 24. BCI fol­lowed on 12, which was also a small drop on last month. Gemi­lang and Irizar achieved strong months, both post­ing dou­ble fig­ures.

Thermo King’s grip on the air-con mar­ket tight­ens, record­ing 57 de­liv­er­ies, its best for the year (pre­vi­ously 50). His­pa­cold was next on 11, with the rest un­der dou­ble fig­ures as per OEM-pro­vided data.

Once again Vic­to­ria and NSW were the busiest states tak­ing 35 and 31 per cent of the pie, re­spec­tively. Queens­land and SA fol­lowed on 17 and 13 per cent, with WA the only other state or ter­ri­tory listed for sales – it had 4 per cent.

Turn over­leaf for com­pre­hen­sive Aus­tralian bus and coach de­liv­ery in­for­ma­tion for March.

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