Buses: Europe

This report forecasts to 2026 bus demand and production in units in Europe. Total demand is segmented by type in terms of: transit buses; motor coaches; school buses (Type A, B, C, and D models); and other buses, which tend to be smaller vehicles, often based on medium-duty truck chassis, used in special applications such as airport, hospital, hotel, and senior citizen transport, and as support vehicles for schools. Total demand is also segmented by fuel type as follows: diesel, hybrid and electric, compressed natural gas/liquefied natural gas (CNG/LNG), and gasoline.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in annual series from 2011 to 2021; production and the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2011, 2016, and 2021.

This report excludes most buses derived from light vehicles and minibuses designed to carry eight or fewer passengers, as well as separately sold chassis. Demand figures also exclude sales of used buses.

Published trade figures are volatile and do not line up with trends in demand and production because of the inclusion of used buses, separately sold chassis, and products outside of the scope of what is traditionally considered a bus (e.g., microbuses, vans). Hence, the net export numbers presented in this report were developed using information from national governments, industry trade groups, motor vehicle associations, and a variety of other organizations.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
336120 Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturing
336211 Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing

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