Split trend in the bus market

The global bus market displayed a split trend. Europe is characterized by continued weak demand, however, some positive signs were noted in the coach market. In North America, the coach market remained weak, but there are signs that the market has bottomed out. For city buses, the trend remained negative. The market in Mexico largely corresponded to the trend in the US, with low activity in general but major interest in the Bus Rapid Transit systems (BRT). In South America, demand rose in the market for city buses and coaches. The total bus market in Asia and Africa displayed a strong increase. It is primarily China and India that account for the largest increase.