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After two consecutive months of 102 deliveries, July saw 120 bus deliveries

Deliveries in the bus and coach sector increased again in July

It was again a three-digit Australian market in buses, but July saw another peak.

After May and June saw 102 units delivered across Australia, July saw 120 buses sent across the country to kick off the new exercise with a bang.

In the chassis sector, Volvo stole the show, chaining its 39 deliveries in June with 27 others in July. Yutong took second place from Scania, registering 22 deliveries, while Scania was not far behind with 21. Bus & Coach International (BCI) stayed around the mark, increasing its June sales by three to register 18 deliveries , while Mercedes-Benz finished the top five with 10. King Long (6) and Hino (4) weren’t too far behind, while BYD and MAN both recorded three. I-Bus saw two deliveries, while Custom Denning and Challenger Bus & Coach both sold the single chassis.

In bodywork, Volgren maintained its lead, increasing its June result from 24 to 26 in July. Yutong had a huge month, leaping from its June result of 10 to finish in second place with 22 in July. BCI was once again close to the market, increasing its June result by four to a July record of 20, while Irizar also increased to 14. Bustech Group and King Long remained stable with six for the month, with Scania (5), Coach Concepts (4), Custom Denning (4) and Jbus (4) complete a coherent market. In an evenly distributed field, the remaining nine units were registered by six coachbuilders.

In air conditioning, Thermo King once again led the market in July. After a record 45 units in 2022 in June, Thermo King followed up with 36 units delivered in July. Clint-Yutong took second place after registering 10 units in June, dropping to 22 in July. Hispacold (17) and MCC (16) remained as consistent as ever, while Coachair, King Long and Denso could not be separated with six units apiece. Konvecta reached a record five units delivered in July, while Spheros (4) edged out newcomer Songz (2) and Valoe with one.

At state level, NSW’s market dominance was usurped for the second consecutive month. In June, Victoria stole the show, but in July, it was WA who took the lead with 43 deliveries, or 36% of the state’s split. Victoria is not far behind with 31 deliveries as it increased its June number to fill 26% of state deliveries, while NSW moved into third place with 26 deliveries. Queensland saw a drop in deliveries from its 24 deliveries in June, recording 16 in July, while South Australia fell from seven in June to three in July. Tasmania also entered the race, registering the only delivery to complete the 120 deliveries made in July.

For website: click here for full information on July bus and coach delivery. Please note that all data is as provided by the manufacturers at their discretion.

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