News JAMA: April Motorcycle Sales Up 6.4%

JAMA: April Motorcycle Sales Up 6.4%

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The Japan Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (JAMA) recently released its motorcycle statistics for April 2012, reporting production and exports were up over the same month of 2011, including sales, which were up 6.4 percent.

This information is based on the Japanese Big Four – Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha – and a percentage of smaller motorcycle companies.

Following are individual stats on production, sales and exports:

JAMA: Number of Motorcycles Produced

Motorcycle production in April 2012 was recorded as 44,267 units. Compared with the 43,741 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 526 units or 1.2%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

April 2012 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class

  • 50cc or under 10,014 units, up 2,986 units or 42.5%
  • 51 – 125cc 3,564 units, up 580 units or 19.4%
  • 126 – 250cc 6,449 units, up 1,061 units or 19.7%
  • Over 250cc 24,240 units, down 4,101 units or 14.5%

JAMA: Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales

Domestic sales (factory shipment) in April 2012 stood at 36,437 units, an increase of 6.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

April 2012 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class

  • 50cc or under 24,053 units, down 2.1%
  • 51 – 125cc 6,217 units, up 8.7%
  • 126 – 250cc 3,189 units, up 45.6%
  • Over 250cc 2,978 units, up 69.1%

JAMA Number of Motorcycles Exported

Motorcycle export in April 2012 was recorded as 38,099 units. Compared with the 31,435 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 6,664 units or 21.2%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for eight consecutive months.

April 2012 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class

  • 50cc or under class 1,182 units, up 1,017 units or 616.4%
  • 51 – 125cc class 2,739 units, up 884 units or 47.7%
  • 126 – 250cc class 3,049 units, down 2,084 units or 40.6%
  • Over 250cc class 31,129 units, up 6,847 units or 28.2%

April 2012 Motorcycle Export Figures by Manufacturer Motorcycle

  • Honda 10,410
  • Suzuki 11,296
  • Yamaha 12,308
  • Kawasaki 4,085
  • Total 38,099

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