Japanese November 2013 Motorcycle StatisticsThe Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association released Friday its November 2013 statistics for motorcycles produced and exported.
The numbers arrive from the big four of Japanese motorcycle manufacturers – Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki.All together, production was up 15.8 percent – with Yamaha producing the most motorcycles – and exports were up 2.3 percent. Following are the individual reports:Number of Japanese Motorcycles ProducedJapanese motorcycle production in November 2013 was recorded as 52,541 units. Compared with the 45,385 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 7,156 units or 15.8%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months. NovemberNovember 2013 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under: 6,636 units, up 1,008 units or 17.9%
51 – 125cc: 2,997 units, up 835 units or 38.6%
126 – 250cc: 7,949 units, up 1,634 units or 25.9%
Over 250cc: 34,959 units, up 3,679 units or 11.8%
November 2013 Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Number of Japanese Motorcycle ExportsJapanese motorcycle export in November 2013 was recorded as 39,343 units. Compared with the 38,462 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 881 units or 2.3 percent, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.November 2013 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class: 521 units, down 55 units or 9.5%
51 – 125cc class: 2,430 units, down 548 units or 18.4%
126 – 250cc class: 6,222 units, up 2,073 units or 50.0%
Over 250cc class: 30,170 units, down 589 units or 1.9%
Value of Japanese Motorcycles ExportedTotal value of motorcycles exported for November 2013 was $349.803 million including $259.610 million for vehicles and $90.193 million for parts. This is a decrease of $51.142 million or 12.8 percent as compared with $400.945 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.November 2013 Motorcycle Export Figures by ExportL
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