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Motorcoach Manufacturing Sales Grow 10% In 3Q

Posted on October 20, 2017
An Irizar i6 (photo: Irizar/INA Bus Sales) 3Q motorcoach building jumped 10% compared to 3Q 2016.
An Irizar i6 (photo: Irizar/INA Bus Sales) 3Q motorcoach building jumped 10% compared to 3Q 2016.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Motorcoach sales from participating manufacturers rose 9.9% in the third quarter compared to 3Q 2016, the American Bus Association Foundation reported Oct. 20 in its third quarter 2017 Motorcoach Builder Survey.

Units sold totalled 767 units (514 new coaches and 253 pre-owned coaches), said the survey, based on data from the major motorcoach manufacturers that sell vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

“We saw a nice rebound this quarter over the second quarter where we saw a slight decrease,” said Peter Pantuso, president & CEO of the American Bus Association Foundation. “The big seller in the third quarter were the 40-45 foot coaches, which was 90% higher than this time last year.”

All sizes of coaches saw an increase over the previous year. The 45-foot sales were 10% higher than quarter three in 2016 and the 30 foot – 40 foot sales saw a jump of 12.5% over the last year.

“The good news for customers is that the majority of sales were new, private motorcoaches,” Pantuso said. “Companies are continuing to invest in their products and their customers with newer, updated coaches.”

Total sales for new coaches were 12% higher over the previous year to a total of 514 units. Pre-owned coaches were also up by 5.9% to a total of 253 units.

About the Report
Data were collected by John Dunham & Associates for the American Bus Association Foundation. John Dunham & Associates is a New York City-based economic consulting firm specializing in the economics of fast moving issues. Data – which reflect updated results from prior reports – were collected by John Dunham & Associates for the American Bus Association Foundation. Changes in data definitions and reporting occurred over the past quarter and are reflected in these figures.

Related Topics: American Bus Association, bus manufacturers, buses, industry surveys, manufacturing, motorcoaches, vehicle sales

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