Buses: United States

This report forecasts US bus demand and production in units to 2021. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of Type C school buses; Type A, B, and D school buses; transit buses; motor coaches; and other buses.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and total production are provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016; the various demand segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2006, 2011, and 2016. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, technology and innovation, legal and regulatory factors, and NAFTA demand. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and total production, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing in the US market. An introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 23-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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