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Some stability in March but data and outlook still weak

•          March’s 80% rise in 3.5 to 5t buses like those in 2004, 2006 and 2008. •          Big buses fall 32% Q1 2010 on Q1 2009; drop sharpest for single decks. “March delivered some stability in registrations across the sector,” said Paul Everitt, the SMMT’s chief executive. “Orders remain well down, despite some resilience so the outlook for the bus and coach sector is very weak, particularly for manufacturers dependent on UK demand. The Spring brought its normal rise in big coach registrations, but this is from a very low base and reflects orders won last year.”DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) •          Big coach registrations up 5.6% at Q1 2010 on a year earlier. Some stability in March, but data and outlook still weak