Weak orders slow bus and coach business in May

* Total bus and coach registrations down 20% for the year to date* Small minibuses figures continue their long-term slide, down 33%* Big minibuses up 15%, big buses down 32% and coaches down 27%. ‘Last year’s registration figures were deeply distorted by the introduction of digital tachographs and Euro 4 emissions. That still makes meaningful comparisons virtually impossible,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘Registration figures will continue poor for some months, though in a sector of this size the delivery or delay of an individual fleet order may often skew comparisons.’DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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