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World Buses


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World Buses

Growth in the world bus market will average 5.3 percent annually through 2018, reaching 664,000 units in that year. Advances will be driven by rising government spending on public bus transportation networks and the expansion of the global private transportation industry. The increasing use of school buses and the adoption of more demanding emissions standards around the world will also contribute to gains.

This report segments the global bus industry by product type. Data is provided in units.

Among the major types of buses covered in the study are:
Motor Coaches
Transit Buses
Type C School Buses
Other Buses

Motor coaches are the most popular product type, accounting for 35 percent of global bus sales in 2013. Demand for motor coaches is also expected to advance at the market’s fastest pace through 2018, supported by growth in the world tourism and private transportation industries. Worldwide sales of transit buses are also projected to advance at a healthy pace because of the expansion of public bus transportation networks in numerous countries. The adoption of new emissions standards around the world will spur replacement transit bus demand and will stimulate demand for alternative fuel models.

Historical demand and forecasts for 18 countries in the following regions are presented in this report:
North America
Western Europe
Asia/Pacific
Central & South America
Eastern Europe
Africa/Mideast

The Africa/Mideast and Asia/Pacific regions are forecast to see the strongest growth through 2020. Following a period of decline, both new and replacement bus demand in North America and Western Europe is expected to rebound.

The global bus industry includes hundreds of manufacturers, ranging from small, privately held firms to major multinationals. A number of important acquisitions and divestitures have occurred in recent years. Leading bus manufacturers include Ashok Leyland, Daimler, GAZ, Hyundai Motor, Marcopolo, Navistar International, Tata Motors, Toyota Motor, Volkswagen, Volvo, Xiamen King Long Motor, Zhengshou Yutong Bus.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD BUS DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • Personal Income Trends
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GDP
    • World Demographic Overview
      • Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION & AGE
      • Urban Population
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Light Vehicle & Motorcycle Overview
      • Light Vehicle Demand
        • Table WORLD LIGHT VEHICLE DEMAND BY REGION
      • Motorcycle Demand
        • Table WORLD MOTORCYCLE DEMAND BY REGION
    • Energy Prices
      • Table CHART II-1 AVERAGE ANNUAL CRUDE OIL SPOT PRICES, 2003-2013
      • Table CHART II-2 NATURAL GAS PRICES, 2003-2013
    • Technology Trends
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table CHART II-3 WORLD AVERAGE BUS PRICES, 2003-2023
  • OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Regional Overview
      • Demand
        • Table WORLD BUS DEMAND BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-1 WORLD BUS DEMAND BY REGION, 2013
      • Park
        • Table WORLD BUSES IN USE BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-2 WORLD BUSES IN USE BY REGION, 2013
      • Production
        • Table WORLD BUS PRODUCTION BY REGION
        • Table CHART III-3 WORLD BUS PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2013
      • International Trade
        • Table WORLD BUS NET EXPORTS BY REGION
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART III-4 WORLD BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2013
      • Table CHART III-5 CHANGE IN BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2008-2013 & 2013-2018
      • Motor Coaches
        • Table WORLD MOTOR COACH DEMAND BY REGION
      • Transit Buses
        • Table WORLD TRANSIT BUS DEMAND BY REGION
      • Other Buses
        • Table WORLD OTHER BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & REGION
    • Demand by Fuel Type
      • Table WORLD BUS DEMAND BY FUEL TYPE
      • Table CHART III-6 WORLD BUS MARKET SHARE BY FUEL TYPE, 2003-2023
    • Bus Rapid Transit Systems
      • Table CHART III-7 WORLD BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM BY REGION, 2014
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Economic Overview
    • North America: Bus Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART IV-1 NORTH AMERICA: BUS DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • North America: Bus Market Outlook
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE
    • United States
      • United States: Economic Overview
      • United States: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table UNITED STATES: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Canada
      • Canada: Economic Overview
      • Canada: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table CANADA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Economic Overview
      • Mexico: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table MEXICO: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Economic Overview
    • Western Europe: Bus Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 WESTERN EUROPE: BUS DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Western Europe: Bus Market Outlook
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE
    • France
      • France: Economic Overview
      • France: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table FRANCE: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Germany
      • Germany: Economic Overview
      • Germany: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table GERMANY: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Economic Overview
      • United Kingdom: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Italy
      • Italy: Economic Overview
      • Italy: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table ITALY: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Spain
      • Spain: Economic Overview
      • Spain: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table SPAIN: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Economic Overview
      • Other Western Europe: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
    • Asia/Pacific: Bus Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: BUS DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2013
    • Asia/Pacific: Bus Market Outlook
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE
    • China
      • China: Economic Overview
      • China: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table CHINA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • India
      • India: Economic Overview
      • India: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table INDIA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Economic Overview
      • South Korea: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Japan
      • Japan: Economic Overview
      • Japan: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table JAPAN: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: Economic Overview
      • Indonesia: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Indonesia: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table INDONESIA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Thailand
      • Thailand: Economic Overview
      • Thailand: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table THAILAND: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Thailand: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table THAILAND: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Bus Supply & Demand by Country
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: BUSES IN USE & BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Economic Overview
      • Central & South America: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: BUSES IN USE & BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND BY COUNTRY
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Economic Overview
      • Eastern Europe: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND BY TYPE
      • Eastern Europe: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: BUSES IN USE & DEMAND BY BUS TYPE
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview
      • Africa/Mideast: Bus Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Bus Market Outlook
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & FUEL TYPE
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table TURKEY: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Saudi Arabia
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUS SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: BUSES IN USE & BUS DEMAND BY PRODUCT
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table BUS SALES FOR SELECTED MANUFACTURERS, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 WORLD BUS MARKET SHARE BY UNITS, 2013
      • Table CHART VIII-2 WORLD BUS MARKET SHARE BY VALUE, 2013
    • Research & Product Development
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Financial Requirements
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Company Profiles
      • Alexander Dennis Limited
      • Allied Specialty Vehicles Incorporated
      • Anhui Ankai Automobile Company Limited
      • Ashok Leyland Limited
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Blue Bird Corporation
      • Carrosserie HESS AG
      • China First Automobile Works Group Corporation
      • CNH Industrial NV
      • Consorcio G Grupo Dina SA de CV
      • Daimler AG
      • Eicher Motors Limited
      • GAZ OAO
      • General Motors Company
      • Haci Ömer Sabanci Holding Aª
      • Hyundai Motor Company
      • Irizar S Cooperativa
      • Isuzu Motors Limited
      • Liaoning SG Automotive Group Company Limited
      • Marcopolo SA
      • Minsky Avtomobilny Zavod JSC
      • Motor Coach Industries Incorporated
      • Navistar International Corporation
      • New Flyer Industries Incorporated
      • Proterra Incorporated
      • Solaris Bus & Coach SA
      • Tata Motors Limited
      • Thor Industries Incorporated
      • Toyota Motor Corporation
      • Van Hool NV
      • VDL Groep BV
      • Volkswagen AG
      • Volvo AB
      • Wright Group Limited
      • Xiamen King Long Motor Group Company Limited
      • Yangzhou Yaxing Motor Coach Company Limited
      • Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company Limited
      • Zhongtong Bus Holding Company Limited
      • Zyle Daewoo Bus Corporation
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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