The numbers (to the nearest thousand) of buses and coaches1 newly registered in the public service vehicle taxation class2 in the last five years were as follows:
1 Figures for buses and coaches are not available separately.
2 The figures relate only to those buses and coaches taxed in the public service vehicle taxation class when first registered. Buses and coaches initially registered for private use and subsequently brought into public service are therefore excluded from the figures in the table, while vehicles taken into private use subsequent to registration will be included in the statistics.
Number (thousand) 2003 8,400 2004 8,300 2005 8,900 2006 7,600 2007 9,000