News Motorcycle Units & Exports for Nov. 2010

Motorcycle Units & Exports for Nov. 2010

Japanese Results

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA), the nonprofit industry association currently comprised of fourteen manufacturers of passenger cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles in Japan, reports positive news for the motorcycle industry.

Japanese motorcycle production in November 2010 was recorded as 58,205 units. Compared with the 51,018 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 7,187 units or 14.1%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for eight consecutive months.

Motorcycle Production Figures by Class

50cc or under

6,629 units, up 21 units or 0.3%

51 – 125cc

8,591 units, up 2,066 units or 31.7%

126 – 250cc

10,580 units, down 1,618 units or 13.3%

Over 250cc

32,405 units, up 6,718 units or 26.2%

 

Japanese domestic sales (factory shipment) in November 2010 stood at 29,277 units, an increase of 14.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class

50cc or under

16,310 units, up 1.3%

51 – 125cc

9,880 units, up 59.4%

126 – 250cc

1,825 units, down 24.4%

Over 250cc

1,262 units, up 33.7%

 

Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer

 

Motorcycle

November 2010

 

Units

Chg from prev year %

 

Honda

16,560

108.2

 

Suzuki

13,521

127.7

 

Yamaha

15,653

122.6

 

Kawasaki

12,469

101.1

 

Others

2

12.5

 

Total

58,205

114.1

 

 

Japanese motorcycle export in November 2010 was recorded as 41,679 units. Compared with the 41,143 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 536 units or 1.3%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for six consecutive months.

Motorcycle Export Figures by Class

50cc or under class

2,157 units, up 1,537 units or 247.9%

51 – 125cc class

5,905 units, up 1,703 units or 40.5%

126 – 250cc class

9,114 units, down 1,489 units or 14.0%

Over 250cc class

24,503 units, down 1,215 units or 4.7%

 

Total value of Japanese motorcycles exported for November 2010 was $346.132 million including $240.750 million for vehicles and $105.382 million for parts. This is an increase of $12.009 million or 3.6% as compared with $334.123 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination

 Location

Units

Chg from prev year %

Asia

3,603

79.8

Middle-East

381

204.8

Europe

15,225

85.9

(E.U.)

14,641

86.5

North

America

10,918

178.4

(U.S.A)

9,580

178.7

Latin

America

3,905

91.4

Africa

1,693

62.3

Oceania

5,954

106.3

Others

0

0

Total

41,679

101.3

 

Japanese exports (result) stood at 101.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Motorcycle Export Figures by Manufacturer

 

Motorcycle

November 2010

 

Units

Chg prev yr %

 

Honda

9,961

133.7

 

Suzuki

6,924

78.1

 

Yamaha

14,358

101.1

 

Kawasaki

10,436

98.2

 

Total

41,679

101.3

 

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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