World Buses

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Growth factors include rising government spending on bus rapid transit systems, growth in private transportation companies, sales of alternative-fuel buses, and the use of Type C school buses.

World demand to rise 5.3% annually through 2018

Global demand for buses is projected to advance more than five percent per annum to 664,000 units in 2018, twice as fast as the 2008-2013 rate of increase. The number of buses in use worldwide is expected to exceed eight million units in that year. Five major trends will drive growth:

• Expansion in the size of the global urban population.

• Rising government investment in public transportation networks, particularly bus rapid transit systems, to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.

• Growth in the number and size of private transportation companies.

• Climbing worldwide sales of electric, hybrid, compressed natural gas (CNG), and liquefied natural gas (LNG) models, as many countries adopt more stringent emissions standards and as environmental considerations grow in importance.

• Growth in the use of Type C and other school bus models in response to government efforts to expand access to education, safety concerns, and more favorable conditions in the large US market.

However, global bus sales increases will be restrained by rising use of motorcycles and light motor vehicles as income levels climb in many developing nations. The expansion of rail transportation networks around the world is also expected to moderate bus market growth.

Motor coaches, transit buses to see faster gains

Demand for all major product types -- motor coaches, transit buses, and other buses -- will expand at a faster pace than during the 2008-2013 period. As the use of motor coaches by private transportation companies and firms involved in tourism increases steadily, this product segment will register above average growth. As personal incomes rise, passengers will increasingly expect the greater comfort, safety, and onboard services (e.g., television screens, outlets) that motor coaches offer, giving them a distinct advantage over other bus types. Increased government investment in bus transportation networks is forecast to drive advances in transit bus sales. Many older buses currently being used for public transportation will be replaced as there is considerable pent up demand in multiple markets after a period of limited government spending. Also, conventional transit buses will be gradually replaced with alternative fuel models. As the global economy continues to improve, sales of school buses, shuttles, and other specialty models will grow at a healthy pace.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the world bus industry. It presents historical demand data (2003, 2008 and 2013) and forecasts (2018 and 2023) by product (e.g., motor coaches, transit buses), fuel type, world region, and for 18 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 39 industry participants, including Zhengzhou Yutong Bus, Daimler, and Xiamen King Long Motor.

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  1. World Buses

    $6,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $209.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $129.00

      1. Table | WORLD BUS DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,353.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

        $210.00

        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $82.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

          $138.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION

      3. 3.3 Personal Income Trends

        $83.00

        1. Table | WORLD PER CAPITA GDP

      4. 3.4 World Demographic Overview

        $178.00

        1. 3.4.1 Population

          $88.00

          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION & AGE

        2. 3.4.2 Urban Population

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION

      5. 3.5 World Light Vehicle & Motorcycle Overview

        $231.00

        1. 3.5.1 Light Vehicle Demand

          $112.00

          1. Table | WORLD LIGHT VEHICLE DEMAND BY REGION

        2. 3.5.2 Motorcycle Demand

          $95.00

          1. Table | WORLD MOTORCYCLE DEMAND BY REGION

      6. 3.6 Energy Prices

        $175.00

        1. CHART II-1 AVERAGE ANNUAL CRUDE OIL SPOT PRICES, 2003-2013

        2. CHART II-2 NATURAL GAS PRICES, 2003-2013

      7. 3.7 Technology Trends

        $106.00

      8. 3.8 Legal & Regulatory Environment

        $218.00

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

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        1. CHART II-3 WORLD AVERAGE BUS PRICES, 2003-2023

    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Regional Overview

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        1. 4.2.1 Demand

          $150.00

          1. Table | WORLD BUS DEMAND BY REGION

          2. CHART III-1 WORLD BUS DEMAND BY REGION, 2013

        2. 4.2.2 Park

          $142.00

          1. Table | WORLD BUSES IN USE BY REGION

          2. CHART III-2 WORLD BUSES IN USE BY REGION, 2013

        3. 4.2.3 Production

          $206.00

          1. Table | WORLD BUS PRODUCTION BY REGION

          2. CHART III-3 WORLD BUS PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2013

        4. 4.2.4 International Trade

          $168.00

          1. Table | WORLD BUS NET EXPORTS BY REGION

      3. 4.3 Demand by Product

        $445.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART III-4 WORLD BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013

        3. CHART III-5 CHANGE IN BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2008-2013 & 2013-2018

        4. 4.3.1 Motor Coaches

          $126.00

          1. Table | WORLD MOTOR COACH DEMAND BY REGION

        5. 4.3.2 Transit Buses

          $96.00

          1. Table | WORLD TRANSIT BUS DEMAND BY REGION

        6. 4.3.3 Other Buses

          $125.00

          1. Table | WORLD OTHER BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION

      4. 4.4 Demand by Fuel Type

        $218.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUS DEMAND BY FUEL TYPE

        2. CHART III-6 WORLD BUS MARKET SHARE BY FUEL TYPE, 2003-2023

      5. 4.5 Bus Rapid Transit Systems

        $115.00

        1. CHART III-7 WORLD BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM BY REGION, 2014

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,191.00

      1. 5.1 North America: Economic Overview

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 North America: Bus Supply & Demand

        $127.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: BUS DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 5.3 North America: Bus Market Outlook

        $164.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE

      4. 5.4 United States

        $284.00

        1. 5.4.1 United States: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 5.4.2 United States: Bus Supply & Demand

          $129.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.4.3 United States: Bus Market Outlook

          $100.00

          1. Table | UNITED STATES: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      5. 5.5 Canada

        $267.00

        1. 5.5.1 Canada: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 5.5.2 Canada: Bus Supply & Demand

          $125.00

          1. Table | CANADA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.5.3 Canada: Bus Market Outlook

          $85.00

          1. Table | CANADA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      6. 5.6 Mexico

        $298.00

        1. 5.6.1 Mexico: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 5.6.2 Mexico: Bus Supply & Demand

          $116.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 5.6.3 Mexico: Bus Market Outlook

          $116.00

          1. Table | MEXICO: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $1,905.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: Economic Overview

        $82.00

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Bus Supply & Demand

        $146.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: BUS DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 6.3 Western Europe: Bus Market Outlook

        $168.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE

      4. 6.4 France

        $234.00

        1. 6.4.1 France: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.4.2 France: Bus Supply & Demand

          $98.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.4.3 France: Bus Market Outlook

          $87.00

          1. Table | FRANCE: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      5. 6.5 Germany

        $261.00

        1. 6.5.1 Germany: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.5.2 Germany: Bus Supply & Demand

          $126.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.5.3 Germany: Bus Market Outlook

          $85.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      6. 6.6 United Kingdom

        $265.00

        1. 6.6.1 United Kingdom: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.6.2 United Kingdom: Bus Supply & Demand

          $121.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.6.3 United Kingdom: Bus Market Outlook

          $93.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      7. 6.7 Italy

        $250.00

        1. 6.7.1 Italy: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.7.2 Italy: Bus Supply & Demand

          $113.00

          1. Table | ITALY: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.7.3 Italy: Bus Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      8. 6.8 Spain

        $234.00

        1. 6.8.1 Spain: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.8.2 Spain: Bus Supply & Demand

          $94.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.8.3 Spain: Bus Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | SPAIN: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

        $274.00

        1. 6.9.1 Other Western Europe: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 6.9.2 Other Western Europe: Bus Supply & Demand

          $144.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 6.9.3 Other Western Europe: Bus Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,691.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Bus Supply & Demand

        $157.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: BUS DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013

      3. 7.3 Asia/Pacific: Bus Market Outlook

        $127.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE

      4. 7.4 China

        $338.00

        1. 7.4.1 China: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.4.2 China: Bus Supply & Demand

          $163.00

          1. Table | CHINA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.4.3 China: Bus Market Outlook

          $106.00

          1. Table | CHINA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      5. 7.5 India

        $339.00

        1. 7.5.1 India: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.5.2 India: Bus Supply & Demand

          $166.00

          1. Table | INDIA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.5.3 India: Bus Market Outlook

          $102.00

          1. Table | INDIA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      6. 7.6 South Korea

        $257.00

        1. 7.6.1 South Korea: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.6.2 South Korea: Bus Supply & Demand

          $127.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.6.3 South Korea: Bus Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      7. 7.7 Japan

        $252.00

        1. 7.7.1 Japan: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.7.2 Japan: Bus Supply & Demand

          $116.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.7.3 Japan: Bus Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | JAPAN: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      8. 7.8 Indonesia

        $256.00

        1. 7.8.1 Indonesia: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.8.2 Indonesia: Bus Supply & Demand

          $112.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.8.3 Indonesia: Bus Market Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | INDONESIA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      9. 7.9 Thailand

        $276.00

        1. 7.9.1 Thailand: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.9.2 Thailand: Bus Supply & Demand

          $114.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.9.3 Thailand: Bus Market Outlook

          $103.00

          1. Table | THAILAND: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

      10. 7.10 Other Asia/Pacific

        $625.00

        1. 7.10.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 7.10.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Bus Supply & Demand

          $129.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 7.10.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Bus Market Outlook

          $131.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        4. 7.10.4 Other Asia/Pacific: Bus Supply & Demand by Country

          $304.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BUSES IN USE & BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $3,290.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $1,191.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Bus Supply & Demand

          $137.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.1.3 Central & South America: Bus Market Outlook

          $154.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE

        4. 8.1.4 Brazil

          $351.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | BRAZIL: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        5. 8.1.5 Other Central & South America

          $487.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

          3. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUSES IN USE & BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $885.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Bus Supply & Demand

          $129.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND BY TYPE

        3. 8.2.3 Eastern Europe: Bus Market Outlook

          $127.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE

        4. 8.2.4 Russia

          $283.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | RUSSIA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        5. 8.2.5 Other Eastern Europe

          $284.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: BUSES IN USE & DEMAND BY BUS TYPE

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $1,213.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview

          $82.00

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Bus Supply & Demand

          $156.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 8.3.3 Africa/Mideast: Bus Market Outlook

          $127.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE

        4. 8.3.4 Turkey

          $272.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | TURKEY: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        5. 8.3.5 Saudi Arabia

          $280.00

          1. Table | SAUDI ARABIA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | SAUDI ARABIA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        6. 8.3.6 Other Africa/Mideast

          $315.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,351.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Composition

        $82.00

        1. Table | BUS SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2013

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $315.00

        1. CHART VIII-1 WORLD BUS MARKET SHARE BY UNITS, 2013

        2. CHART VIII-2 WORLD BUS MARKET SHARE BY VALUE, 2013

      4. 9.4 Research & Product Development

        $137.00

      5. 9.5 Manufacturing

        $111.00

      6. 9.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $112.00

      7. 9.7 Financial Requirements

        $82.00

      8. 9.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $235.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 9.9 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $94.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      10. 9.10 Company Profiles

        $3,830.00

        1. 9.10.1 Alexander Dennis Limited

          $123.00

        2. 9.10.2 Allied Specialty Vehicles Incorporated

          $125.00

        3. 9.10.3 Anhui Ankai Automobile Company Limited

          $82.00

        4. 9.10.4 Ashok Leyland Limited

          $115.00

        5. 9.10.5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $93.00

        6. 9.10.6 Blue Bird Corporation

          $112.00

        7. 9.10.7 Carrosserie HESS AG

          $82.00

        8. 9.10.8 China First Automobile Works Group Corporation

          $82.00

        9. 9.10.9 CNH Industrial NV

          $105.00

        10. 9.10.10 Consorcio G Grupo Dina SA de CV

          $82.00

        11. 9.10.11 Daimler AG

          $284.00

        12. 9.10.12 Eicher Motors Limited

          $82.00

        13. 9.10.13 GAZ OAO

          $82.00

        14. 9.10.14 General Motors Company

          $82.00

        15. 9.10.15 Haci Ömer Sabanci Holding Aª

          $82.00

        16. 9.10.16 Hyundai Motor Company

          $82.00

        17. 9.10.17 Irizar S Cooperativa

          $109.00

        18. 9.10.18 Isuzu Motors Limited

          $82.00

        19. 9.10.19 Liaoning SG Automotive Group Company Limited

          $82.00

        20. 9.10.20 Marcopolo SA

          $145.00

        21. 9.10.21 Minsky Avtomobilny Zavod JSC

          $82.00

        22. 9.10.22 Motor Coach Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 9.10.23 Navistar International Corporation

          $205.00

        24. 9.10.24 New Flyer Industries Incorporated

          $149.00

        25. 9.10.25 Proterra Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 9.10.26 Solaris Bus & Coach SA

          $84.00

        27. 9.10.27 Tata Motors Limited

          $92.00

        28. 9.10.28 Thor Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        29. 9.10.29 Toyota Motor Corporation

          $185.00

        30. 9.10.30 Van Hool NV

          $82.00

        31. 9.10.31 VDL Groep BV

          $133.00

        32. 9.10.32 Volkswagen AG

          $275.00

        33. 9.10.33 Volvo AB

          $173.00

        34. 9.10.34 Wright Group Limited

          $82.00

        35. 9.10.35 Xiamen King Long Motor Group Company Limited

          $88.00

        36. 9.10.36 Yangzhou Yaxing Motor Coach Company Limited

          $82.00

        37. 9.10.37 Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company Limited

          $82.00

        38. 9.10.38 Zhongtong Bus Holding Company Limited

          $82.00

        39. 9.10.39 Zyle Daewoo Bus Corporation

          $113.00

      11. 9.11 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $329.00

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