+81 per cent. This is the growth registered by the Italian bus&coach market (over 8 tonnes) in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period in 2022. All according to data from the ANFIA statistics portal, elaborated by specialized media Autobusweb.

Let the numbers speak for themselves: 1,933 buses registered compared to 1,068 in the first half of 2022. Intercity buses are always on the first row: they cover half of the registered vehicles. Coaches? +50%.

Italian bus and coach market 2023, growing!

A look at the main players. Iveco Bus posted a handsome +52 per cent, with 771 vehicles delivered compared to 506 in 2022. Numbers that ensure it retains first place in the ranking for registrations volumes. Registrations of the Class 2 champion Crossways doubled (from 242 to 484). Excellent performance also for Daimler Buses, with 339 Mercedes-Benz buses (half of which Citaro) and 172 Setra buses registered: +132 per cent for the Star, even more than tenfold volumes for the Ulm-based company, with 72 touring coaches.

MAN doubled: 172 buses registered. Scania also did well. In short, with similar growth figures, nobody lost volumes. Except for Industria Italiana Autobus: from 64 to 18 registered vehicles. -72 per cent. An eye on market share: the shares of the two leaders contracted slightly. Exploit for Setra.


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