Motorcycle global market analysis (Part 1): Overview of emerging nations

India surpasses China as world's largest motorcycle producer

2015/04/21

Summary

 This report contains an overview of the major motorcycle producing countries of the world. This Part 1 report contains information on developing countries including China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, Taiwan, and Pakistan, while the Part 2 report contains information of the developed countries of Japan, Europe, and the U.S.

 According to Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., the 2014 global demand for motorcycles was 55.67 million units, unchanged from the previous year. This was the result of a decline in demand across all major markets, excluding India. Yamaha estimates a 1.3% year-over-year (y/y) increase in the 2015 global demand, with demand reaching 56.4 million units. India, which overtook China as the world's number one purchaser of motorcycles in 2012, is forecast to see an increase of 6.3%, surpassing 17 million units. Thailand is seeing demand growth for the first time in three years, which will grow by 12% to reach 1.9 million units. On the other hand, reduction in demand continues in China, which will see an 8.4% decrease, putting demand at 9.76 million units, below 10 million for the first time.

 The 2014 motorcycle production in China fell by 7.6% y/y to18.91 million units. This is a result of regulations that controls purchasing in urban areas, as well as a decline in demand in rural areas, the increased popularity of electric bicycles, and a decrease in exports. On the other hand, India, the world's second largest producer of motorcycles, saw production volume surpass 18 million units for the first time in the fiscal year between April 2014 and March 2015 (FY 2014). If these trends continue, India is expected to surpass China and become the world's number one producer of motorcycles in 2015.

 In Indonesia, the 2014 unit sales (shipped volume) was in a position to surpass 8 million units for the first time. However a reduction in the gasoline subsidies following the presidential elections had a negative impact, resulting in an increase of only 1.6% y/y, to 7.87 million units. In Thailand, economic slowdown and a decrease in income for agricultural households negatively affected 2014 sales, recording a y/y decrease of 15.1%  at 1.7 million units, below 2 million units for the first time in four years.

Related Report:
Motorcycle global market analysis (Part 2): Overview of developed nations (Apr. 2015)

世界の二輪車需要 世界の二輪車生産

Worldwide motorcycle demand (Yamaha estimates)

(in thousands of units)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Forecasts
Japan 723 567 434 424 445 442 460 450 457
North America 1,288 1,224 585 497 490 502 520 539 580
Europe 2,706 2,683 2,116 2,040 1,976 1,744 1,649 1,515 1,513
  Indonesia 5,000 6,443 5,692 7,236 8,001 7,064 7,744 7,686 7,600
  Thailand 1,572 1,703 1,536 1,846 2,007 2,129 2,004 1,696 1,900
  India 7,300 7,325 8,638 11,270 13,078 13,806 14,343 15,996 17,000
  Vietnam 2,703 2,710 2,745 3,070 3,562 3,109 2,793 2,711 2,613
  Taiwan 738 815 601 526 644 628 668 666 650
  China 16,119 16,215 17,420 16,090 14,034 12,630 11,627 10,655 9,764
  Other Asia 2,289 2,483 2,809 3,417 4,204 4,537 4,365 4,395 4,627
Asia Total 35,720 37,694 39,440 43,455 45,529 43,903 43,544 43,805 44,154
  Brazil 1,690 1,913 1,602 1,801 1,938 1,654 1,515 1,430 1,375
  Other 4,477 5,427 5,206 5,978 6,974 7,244 7,989 7,931 8,317
Other Total 6,167 7,341 6,809 7,779 8,911 8,897 9,504 9,360 9,692
Total demand 46,604 49,509 49,384 54,195 57,351 55,490 55,678 55,669 56,396

Source: Compiled from Yamaha Motor Company financial results

Major countries' motorcycle production volume

(units)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
China 23,592,594 24,476,418 24,654,624 21,316,197 20,467,563 18,907,700
India (*) 10,512,889 13,349,349 15,427,532 15,744,156 16,879,891 17,042,863
Indonesia 5,884,021 7,395,390 8,006,293 7,079,721 7,736,295 7,926,104
Vietnam 3,091,500 3,506,600 4,070,200 3,634,500 3,682,500 n.a.
Thailand 1,634,113 2,024,599 2,043,039 2,606,161 2,218,625 1,842,708
Brazil 1,539,473 1,830,614 2,136,891 1,690,187 1,673,477 1,517,662
Taiwan 1,020,124 1,031,997 1,207,428 1,086,084 1,115,223 1,175,259
Pakistan (**) 736,861 838,665 828,576 819,556 771,507 n.a.
Philippines 679,497 813,361 762,947 588,458 729,690 754,125
Europe (***) 859,518 834,589 767,593 644,277 426,716 n.a.
Japan 644,901 664,175 639,187 595,473 563,309 597,058
Malaysia 436,430 467,941 498,076 543,088 549,244 440,157
Total 50,631,921 57,233,698 61,042,386 56,347,858 56,814,040 n.a.
Source: Compiled from statistical data from the automobile and motorcycle associations of each nation.
India's results are by fiscal year beginning in April and ending in March. The 2014 data in India shows 11 months of production data, from April 2014 to February 2015.
**  A fiscal year in Pakistan begins in July and ends in June in the following year (For example, the 2013 figures in Pakistan are data from July 2013 to June 2014.) Three-wheeled vehicles are included.
***  Data for "Europe" show the sum of the seven nations: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The 2013 figures are provisional, as it includes data of Italy and Germany only.


China: 2014 production drops for third straight year, down 7.6% y/y to 18.91 million units

中国の二輪車生産 China, the world's largest producer of motorcycles, saw a y/y decline in production for the third year running in 2014. The 7.6% drop, to 18.91 million units, saw production dip below 20 million mark for the first time in nine years.

 The 2014 automobile sales exceeded 25 million units in China, suggesting that demand in the country has shifted from motorcycles to automobiles. Other factors leading to the decrease include: 1) Purchase regulations in urban areas. Meanwhile, rural farm workers, traditionally the largest buyer, are increasingly working away from home, leading to a decrease in motorcycle sales. 2) The popularity of electric bicycles, which do not require licensing or registration. This is eroding the market for motorcycles. 3) In addition, there has been a decline in exports, which account for nearly half of production (9.28 million units, down 6.1% y/y).  All of these factors have led to a decrease in sales.

 In addition, the 2014 three-wheel vehicle production also decreased 2.6% y/y to 2.36 million units. The combined production of motorcycle and three-wheelers decreased 7.1%, y/y to 21.27 million units.

 

China's motorcycle/three-wheeler production volume

(units)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Total 25,446,862 27,501,066 25,427,676 26,681,807 27,005,224 23,629,791 22,891,723 21,267,800
Motorcycle (By engine displace- ment:cc) Motorcycle Total 24,231,824 25,941,920 23,592,594 24,476,418 24,654,624 21,316,197 20,467,563 18,907,700
-90 2,865,826 3,342,346 2,397,232 2,368,020 2,472,487 2,139,322 1,846,466 n.a.
100-110 6,985,893 7,433,502 6,511,687 7,060,158 6,725,785 5,583,707 5,253,206 n.a.
125 11,633,410 11,735,294 11,057,995 10,901,425 10,437,809 8,605,417 8,314,507 n.a.
150 2,339,023 3,065,350 3,275,296 3,631,909 4,245,836 4,254,345 4,263,434 n.a.
250- 407,672 365,428 350,384 514,906 772,707 733,406 789,912 n.a.
Three-wheeler 1,265,245 1,638,290 1,835,082 2,205,389 2,350,600 2,313,594 2,424,160 2,360,100

Source:Chinese Automotive Industry Yearbooks and China Association of Automobile Manufacturers' website

Export volume and main export destinations of Chinese-manufactured motorcycles/three-wheelers

(units)
Rank 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  Total 9,040,525 Total 11,391,780 Total 9,696,716 Total 9,877,804 Total 9,275,900
1 Nigeria 1,027,765 Nigeria 1,350,607 Myanmar 777,777 Myanmar 835,268 n.a.
2 Myanmar 651,396 Myanmar 843,317 Nigeria 690,304 Nigeria 810,323
3 Argentina 590,475 Argentina 826,261 Argentina 535,208 Argentina 625,217
4 Iran 444,158 Togo 586,015 Mexico 493,258 Venezuela 507,926
5 Togo 332,504 Iran 502,814 Russia 466,580 Philippines 497,230
6 Mexico 309,078 Mexico 453,730 Venezuela 447,038 Togo 447,841
7 Paraguay 271,980 Brazil 376,981 Philippines 438,338 Mexico 400,516
8 Philippines 266,570 Philippines 375,178 Togo 372,074 Russia 370,073
9 Egypt 262,005 Venezuela 363,870 Angola 297,013 Angola 278,521
10 Brazil 260,442 Russia 301,295 Brazil 264,508 Colombia 256,094

Source:Chinese Automotive Industry Yearbooks

Major Chinese manufacturers' production volumes

(units)
2011 2012 2013 2011 market share 2012 market share 2013 market share
Jiangmen Grand River Group Co., Ltd. 2,420,430 2,139,292 2,225,875 9.0% 9.1% 9.7%
Loncin Holding Ltd. 1,850,680 1,742,761 1,521,570 6.9% 7.4% 6.6%
Lifan Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. 1,754,914 1,551,448 1,488,852 6.5% 6.6% 6.5%
Luoyang Northern Enterprises Group Co., Ltd. (Inc. Luoyang Northern EK Chor Motorcycle Co., Ltd.) 1,577,988 1,390,505 1,214,774 5.8% 5.9% 5.3%
Guangzhou Dayang Motorcycle Co., Ltd. 1,100,200 1,105,972 1,093,402 4.1% 4.7% 4.8%
Zongshen Industrial Group Co., Ltd. 1,413,851 1,098,405 1,071,213 5.2% 4.6% 4.7%
Jianshe Industries (Group) Co., Ltd. 1,352,930 1,046,939 1,048,442 5.0% 4.4% 4.6%
Chongqing Yinxiang Motorcycle (Group) Co., Ltd. 980,544 963,618 984,511 3.6% 4.1% 4.3%
Wuyang-Honda Motors (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. 934,768 943,618 966,568 3.5% 4.0% 4.2%
China Jialing Industrial Co., Ltd. 1,011,128 990,642 937,753 3.7% 4.2% 4.1%
Sundiro Honda Motorcycle Co., Ltd. 882,206 982,585 867,941 3.3% 4.2% 3.8%
Qianjiang Group Co., Ltd. 950,691 828,072 724,900 3.5% 3.5% 3.2%
Others 10,774,894 8,845,934 8,745,922 37.4% 38.2% 38.1%
Total 27,005,224 23,629,791 22,891,723 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Source:Chinese Automotive Industry Yearbooks (Note): Production data is from the top twelve companies with data available for 2013.

 

 



India: FY 2014 production to surpass 18 million units, with significant increase for Honda

インドの二輪車生産 India, which boasts the second highest motorcycle production in the world, saw a 10.5% y/y increase in production in the first 11 months of FY 2014 (From April 2014 to February 2015), to 17.04 million units. The FY 2014 full-year results are expected to surpass 18 million units, and come close to production volume in China. In Fy 2015, India is likely to beat China and become the top motorcycle manufacturer. As for the motorcycle sales, India kept the top position and saw growth of 9% y/y in the first 11 months of FY 2014, recording sales of 14.68 million units. The unit sales are projected to surpass 16 million mark for the full fiscal year.

 Hero MotoCorp, which was a joint venture with Honda until 2011, has the top position in terms of production in India. The company saw production increase by 6.7% to 6.11 million units. However, its share of the total production in India dropped 1.1percentage points to 35.9%. Meanwhile, Honda's local subsidiary, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, saw production increase by 21.5% over the same period, to 4.1 million units. This is almost double the company's 2010 manufacturing results and represents a 24.1% share of motorcycle production in India, making Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India the second largest producer of motorcycles in India.

 The third largest producer is Bajaj Auto, which is partnered with Kawasaki Heavy Industries. In the first 11 months of FY 2014, they saw a 2.7% y/y decrease to 3.07 million units, while the fourth place TVS Motors saw a 24.1% increase in production to 2.22 million units.

Indian motorcycle production volume by type

(units)
2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 Apr. 2014- Feb. 2015 YoY (%)
Production Scooter 1,161,276 1,494,409 2,134,585 2,659,340 3,026,512 3,676,193 4,340,291 30.5
Motor cycles 6,798,118 8,444,852 10,510,189 11,982,669 11,925,690 12,471,488 12,014,728 5.0
Mopeds 436,219 571,070 704,575 785,523 791,954 732,210 687,844 4.5
Electric Two Wheels 24,179 2,558 0 - - - - -
Total 8,419,792 10,512,889 13,349,349 15,427,532 15,744,156 16,879,891 17,042,863 10.5
Sales Scooter 1,148,007 1,462,507 2,057,604 2,558,981 2,923,424 3,602,744 4,109,628 26.6
Motor cycles 5,831,953 7,341,139 9,013,888 10,073,303 10,085,000 10,479,817 9,884,028 3.2
Mopeds 431,214 564,584 697,418 776,866 788,761 722,920 687,741 5.5
Electric Two Wheels 26,445 3,001 0 - - - - -
Total 7,437,619 9,371,231 11,768,910 13,409,150 13,797,185 14,805,481 14,681,397 9.0
Exports Scooter 25,816 30,125 50,646 94,440 91,062 93,931 185,970 128.9
Motor cycles 971,018 1,103,104 1,474,678 1,871,595 1,862,008 1,982,755 2,104,718 15.8
Mopeds 7,300 6,905 6,295 9,076 3,308 7,252 8,805 55.3
Electric Two Wheels 40 50 0 - - - - -
Total 1,004,174 1,140,184 1,531,619 1,975,111 1,956,378 2,083,938 2,299,493 20.8
Source:SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers)
(Note)  Scooter : The tire size is 12 inch or under. The Scooterettee is included in this category. Motorcycle: The tire size is over 12 inches. Step-Through is included in this category. Mopeds: The tire size is over 12 inches with the engine displacement of 75cc or under.

Indian motorcycle production volume by manufacturer/type

(units)
Maker Production Models 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 Apr. 2014- Feb. 2015
Bajaj Auto Ltd Scooter 11,613 4,460 - - - - -
Motorcycle 1,888,891 2,513,903 3,404,103 3,849,163 3,739,871 3,433,285 3,068,754
Total 1,900,504 2,518,363 3,404,103 3,849,163 3,739,871 3,433,285 3,068,754
Electrotherm (India) Ltd Electric Two Wheels 15,568 2,549 n.a. - - - -
Harley-Davidson Motor Company India Pvt Ltd Motorcycle - - - 98 1,207 1,954 7,324
Hero MotoCorp Ltd Scooter 156,736 212,751 360,819 461,448 569,794 707,211 773,515
Motorcycle 3,566,664 4,383,494 5,044,971 5,805,068 5,491,819 5,530,076 5,341,182
Total 3,723,400 4,596,245 5,405,790 6,266,516 6,061,613 6,237,287 6,114,697
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt) Ltd Scooter 666,011 753,517 906,324 1,246,853 1,462,658 1,950,925 2,363,514
Motorcycle 405,361 524,660 744,836 864,884 1,292,778 1,780,754 1,740,501
Total 1,071,372 1,278,177 1,651,160 2,111,737 2,755,436 3,731,679 4,104,015
India Kawasaki MotorsPrivate Ltd Motorcycle - - - - - - 687
India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd Scooter - - - - 71,004 180,232 213,179
Motorcycle 213,759 283,971 362,345 502,936 431,138 497,873 465,790
Total 213,759 283,971 362,345 502,936 502,142 678,105 678,969
Kinetic Motor Company Ltd Scooter 3,104 - - - - - -
Motorcycle 84 - - - - - -
Mopeds 581 - - - - - -
Total 3,769 - - - - - -
Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd Scooter - 69,772 173,135 140,689 101,391 45,252 42,513
Motorcycle - - - - 7,878 166,238 120,905
Total - 69,772 173,135 140,689 109,269 211,490 163,418
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd Scooter - - - - 39,836 32,287 24,764
Royal Enfield (Unit of Eicher Ltd) Motorcycle 44,103 52,780 57,351 83,254 125,670 210,791 302,291
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd Scooter 85,842 141,353 230,718 289,603 333,509 292,844 265,420
Motorcycle 44,404 49,168 51,648 57,585 85,701 67,613 86,636
Total 130,246 190,521 282,366 347,188 419,210 360,457 352,056
Triumph Motorcycles (India) Pvt Ltd Motorcycle - - - - - - 914
TVS Motor Company Ltd Scooter 237,970 312,556 463,589 520,747 448,320 467,442 657,386
Motorcycle 634,852 636,876 844,935 819,681 749,628 782,904 879,744
Mopeds 435,638 571,070 704,575 785,523 791,954 732,210 687,844
Electric Two Wheels 8,611 9 0 - - - -
Total 1,317,071 1,520,511 2,013,099 2,125,951 1,989,902 1,982,556 2,224,974
Total 8,419,792 10,512,889 13,349,349 15,427,532 15,744,156 16,879,891 17,042,863
Source:SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers)
(Note) Data of Hero MotoCorp Ltd.: Data until June 2011 is the production volume of Hero Honda Motors Ltd. Hero and Honda dissolved its joint venture in March 2011.

 

 



Indonesia: 2015 sales to exceed 8 million units for first time in four years

Indonesiaの二輪車販売台数 Indonesia, the third largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world, saw an increase of 2.5% and production of 7.93 million units in 2014, with sales (shipments) increasing by 1.6% to 7.87 million units during the same period. Results up to June predicted a pace that would see sales surpass 8 million units. However, this pace slowed down in the second half of the year,  following the presidential election in July 2014, and policy announcment to reduce gasoline subsidies starting in November (fourth quarters sales dropped 7% from the same period in the previous year, to 1.81 million units).

 An executive of the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association predicted that 2015 motorcycle sales would  once again be projected to surpass 8 million units, on condition that the economy recovers steadily and policy interest rates are reduced (February 2015 announcement).

 In 2010, Honda and Yamaha's market share was both around 45%, almost splitting the market in half, however, from 2011 a gap began to form. In 2014, Honda's market share was 64.2%, while Yamaha's was 30.1%, less than half that of Honda. Honda has introduced a range of new motorcycles, and also increased local production. Honda's local production reached historic highs of 5.3 million units in May 2014, and is planned to reach 5.8 million units in 2015. On the other hand, in April 2015 Yamaha plans to open a local motorcycle development base in Jakarta with the aim of developing motorcycles specifically for the local market.

Indonesian motorcycle production/Sales (shipping)/Export volume

(units)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Outlooks
Production 5,113,487 4,458,886 4,722,521 6,264,265 5,884,021 7,395,390 8,006,293 7,079,721 7,736,295 7,926,104 n.a.
Sales 5,074,186 4,428,274 4,688,263 6,215,830 5,851,962 7,369,249 8,012,540 7,064,457 7,743,879 7,867,195 8 million
Exports 15,239 42,448 25,632 64,971 29,815 29,395 30,995 77,129 27,135 41,746 n.a.

Source: Material: Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association, etc.

Sales and market share of the leading manufacturers

(in thousands of units)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Estimates
Units sold Honda 2,859 2,701 3,416 4,280 4,090 4,697 5,051 5,050
Yamaha 2,466 2,651 3,326 3,136 2,443 2,496 2,371 2,600
Suzuki 839 438 527 493 419 394 275 275
Kawasaki n.a. n.a. n.a. 100 123 152 160 157
Share Honda 46.0% 45.9% 46.4% 53.4% 57.9% 60.7% 64.2% n.a.
Yamaha 39.7% 45.1% 45.1% 39.1% 34.6% 32.2% 30.1%
Suzuki 13.5% 7.4% 7.2% 6.2% 5.9% 5.1% 3.5%
Kawasaki n.a. n.a. n.a. 1.3% 1.7% 2.0% 2.0%

Source: Company press releases, news reports, etc. (Some figures include MarkLines' estimates)

 

 



Thailand: 2014 sales drop for second straight year; 2015 sales to recover

タイの二輪車販売台数 Thailand is the 5th largest motorcycle producer in the world (Vietnam is the 4th), and saw a heavy drop in production in 2014 for the second year in a row, falling 16.9% y/y to 1.84 million units. Sales have also seen a sharp decrease, dropping 15.1% y/y to 1.7 million units, the first time the figures have been less than 2 million in four years. This has been the result of several factors: the economic slowdown and the revenue decrease in agricultural households which came as a result of the abolition of the government rice purchasing scheme. The Thai motorcycle market is expected to see the recovery in 2015, with Honda projecting sales of 1.75 million units and Yamaha projecting sales of 1.9 million units.

 By manufacturer, the largest company, Honda, saw registered sales decrease of 9.0% y/y to 1.35 million units. However, the second largest manufacturer Yamaha saw a drastic 40.7% drop y/y, while Suzuki and Kawasaki both dropped around 20% y/y. As a result, Honda's 2014 market share accounted for 79.7%, an increase of 5.2 percentage points. Meanwhile, Yamaha's market share dropped 5.6 percentage points to 13.0% in 2014.

Motorcycle production in Thailand by type

(units)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Moped 1,561,990 1,763,611 1,510,260 1,919,681 1,870,293 2,348,642 1,872,174 1,483,993
Sport 84,863 143,149 123,853 104,918 172,746 257,519 346,451 358,715
Total 1,646,853 1,906,760 1,634,113 2,024,599 2,043,039 2,606,161 2,218,625 1,842,708

Source: The Federation of Thai Industries

Motorcycle sales in Thailand by type

(units)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Family 797,004 870,236 753,458 847,199 962,888 989,114 961,707 861,779
Scooter 724,453 757,588 714,247 945,913 974,244 1,062,456 889,036 650,704
Sport 77,156 75,613 67,756 52,885 70,252 78,497 153,755 189,049
Total 1,598,613 1,703,437 1,535,461 1,845,997 2,007,384 2,130,067 2,004,498 1,701,532

Source: The Federation of Thai Industries

Motorcycle sales in Thailand by manufacturer (Registration number)

(units)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Honda 1,124,468 1,159,255 1,009,348 1,252,525 1,381,237 1,481,687 1,488,808 1,354,549
Yamaha 371,246 441,282 427,586 476,401 481,355 489,316 372,506 221,080
Suzuki 81,284 84,362 62,872 65,837 78,835 76,097 52,732 39,876
Kawasaki 7,699 10,472 14,700 19,864 30,795 34,549 44,602 35,663
Ryuka 688 4,280 5,483 12,079 14,383 17,084 11,748 13,872
Others 21,312 15,229 9,369 8,954 15,640 26,913 28,652 34,178
Total 1,606,697 1,714,880 1,529,358 1,835,660 2,002,245 2,125,646 1,999,048 1,699,218

Source: Thailand Automotive Institute

 

 



Brazil: 2014 production decreases 9.3% to 1.52 million units; to remain flat in 2015

Brazilの二輪車生産台数 Brazil is the sixth largest motorcycle producer in the world, and produced 15.2 million units in 2014, recording a 9.3% y/y decrease. This is the result of the economic downturn and the fall in resource prices, along with a decrease in sales during the soccer World Cup and the presidential elections.

 The Brazilian Association of Motorcycle, Moped, and Bicycle Manufacturers (ABRACICLO) admits that while the economic situation has not improved in 2015, the events of 2014 that led to a drop in sales (The World Cup & the presidential election) will not be repeated this year, and in January 2015 production figures are predicted to remain stable and match the 2014 figure of 15.2 million units.

 Honda, the largest manufacturer, saw production volume drop of 9.9% y/y in 2014 to 12.4 million units. Honda's production accounted for 81.7% of Brazil's total production, representing a slight decrease in the share of overall production. While other companies saw a drop in manufacturing, Yamaha saw a 6.1% increase to 196,000 units.

 Domestic sales in Brazil fell to 1.43 million units in 2014, a drop of 10.2%. According to the ABRACICLO, the 2015 sales are predicted to increase slightly from 2014, projected at 1.46 million units (January 2015 announcement).

Brazilian motorcycle production volume by manufacturer

(units)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Outlooks
BMW - - - - - 6,228 4,885 5,996 n.a.
Bramont - 282 459 5 - - 15 163
Buell - - 450 - - - - -
Dafra - 119,377 49,500 51,832 52,070 43,180 39,654 27,553
Harley -Davidson 2,770 6,305 3,082 2,833 4,935 6,996 8,053 7,377
Honda 1,376,880 1,600,270 1,196,226 1,441,662 1,687,436 1,397,698 1,375,350 1,239,188
Kasinski 6,831 7,829 4,106 23,722 61,636 30,786 3,552 -
Kawasaki - - 1,954 10,710 11,606 10,566 8,073 5,392
Sundown 87,859 78,320 14,982 6,962 - - - -
Suzuki NA NA 82,749 55,637 27,744 23,120 24,213 9,434
Traxx - - - 28,328 16,110 12,232 21,512 21,715
TRIUMPH - - - - - 228 3,012 4,398
Yamaha 260,009 328,524 185,965 208,923 275,354 159,153 185,158 196,446
Total 1,734,349 2,140,907 1,539,473 1,830,614 2,136,891 1,690,187 1,673,477 1,517,662 1,520,000

Source:ABRACICLO (Note) Suzuki has produced motorcycles in Brazil since 1995. Suzuki's data between 2009 and 2011 are estimated figures.

Brazilian motorcycle sales, by engine displacement

(units)
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Outlooks
-50cc - - 13,399 31,499 49,955 42,976 38,241 n.a. n.a.
51cc-150cc 1,395,575 1,656,432 1,388,156 1,589,711 1,759,354 1,381,365 1,364,423
151cc-300cc 176,880 184,993 145,625 167,635 194,287 152,655 139,162
301cc-450cc 15,705 16,921 4,368 305 1,044 4,532 1,982
451cc- 11,997 21,349 27,649 29,031 39,892 43,918 48,869
Total 1,600,157 1,879,695 1,579,197 1,818,181 2,044,532 1,625,446 1,592,677 1,430,393 1,460,000

Source:ABRACICLO

 

 



Taiwan: 2014 production increases 5.4% to 1.18 million units thanks to increase in exports

台湾の二輪車生産台数 Taiwan is the 7th largest producer of motorcycles in the world, and in 2014 production reached 1.18 million units, 5.4% growth, an increase for the second year running. This is thanks to increased domestic sales and exports. Kwang Yang Motor Co, Ltd, the top manufacturer in 2014, saw a 14.6% increase in production to 512,000 units. At the same time, Yamaha Motor Taiwan Co., Ltd., which is the second largest manufacturer, saw a 5.9% decrease in production, manufacturing only 331,000 units.

 Taiwan exports about 40% of its production volume, and the 2014 exports increased for the first time in two years, by 18.3% to 499,000 units. Exports grew mainly due to sales to Europe. Taiwanese domestic sales in 2014 rose by 4.4% to 674,000 units.

Taiwanese motorcycle production volume by manufacturer

(units)
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
San Yang 374,365 463,841 426,601 295,992 296,825 389,367 258,311 252,092 263,746
Kwang Yang 478,651 523,838 552,597 371,825 392,862 461,191 460,522 446,306 511,601
Tailing 82,145 65,380 80,254 40,324 40,604 33,281 28,101 30,563 25,938
Taiwan Yamaha 396,146 390,476 438,534 279,627 274,996 297,674 307,015 352,389 331,469
Motive Power 41,091 32,943 40,805 23,534 17,063 21,045 30,357 33,452 41,878
Her Chee 14,931 11,903 1,414 - - - - - -
HartFord 4,260 8,153 7,913 7,518 5,938 2,915 - - -
Cpi Group 21,364 11,904 6,552 1,304 3,709 1,955 1,778 421 627
Lidao - 987 372 - - - - - -
Total 1,412,953 1,509,425 1,555,042 1,020,124 1,031,997 1,207,428 1,086,084 1,115,223 1,175,259

Source:Taiwan Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers Association

Taiwanese motorcycle sales and export volume, by engine displacement

(units)
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Domestic Sales -50cc 100,732 49,787 29,198 19,327 7,313 3,541 7,587 2,946 3,093 3,206
51cc- 100cc 265,389 290,054 288,613 330,637 189,842 135,091 115,148 92,688 87,683 41,889
101cc- 125cc 405,858 355,473 364,399 437,984 239,805 340,714 455,461 448,818 464,957 549,906
126cc- 21,939 50,466 66,741 69,255 40,989 60,041 60,094 59,798 86,766 77,382
Electric - 724 656 595 319 2,098 1,325 2,365 2,940 1,654
Total 793,918 746,504 749,607 857,798 478,268 541,485 639,615 606,615 645,439 674,037
Exports -50cc 243,061 247,911 276,250 243,718 169,565 131,063 135,460 132,246 118,085 121,179
51cc- 100cc 124,879 80,798 76,755 49,589 12,513 14,493 11,542 10,483 14,904 20,566
101cc- 125cc 161,624 237,683 309,835 267,356 256,667 225,609 319,050 217,307 187,497 210,578
126cc- 124,228 106,236 106,741 117,387 99,653 107,584 93,844 117,304 96,819 136,998
Electric - 3,659 1,815 3,920 3,524 4,463 6,668 6,270 4,579 9,851
Total 653,792 676,287 771,396 681,970 541,922 483,212 566,564 483,610 421,884 499,172

Source:Taiwan Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers Association

 

 



Pakistan: FY 2013 production falls for third straight year to 770,000 units

パキスタンの二輪車生産台数 Pakistan's motorcycle production volume (including three-wheelers) was 771,000 units in FY 2013 (from July 2013 to June 2014), a decrease of 5.9% y/y when compared to past years, the third year in a row of decline. The highest production number was recorded in FY 2010, with a production value of 839,000 units.

 Sales also decreased during FY 2013 for the third year running, dropping 5.9% y/y to 772,000 units. The largest maker, Honda, saw a slight increase in sales, to 639,000 units, a 5.3 percentage point increase in market share, to 82.8%.

Pakistan motorcycle (and three-wheeler) production by manufacturer

(units)
2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Honda 452,791 349,525 483,028 570,777 588,106 636,420 639,066
DYL Motorcycles 64,254 66,190 120,788 114,845 85,913 56,223 11,842
Suzuki 33,780 14,592 18,550 20,259 21,389 20,178 24,501
Sohrab 6,073 6,966 7,044 3,607 3,221 2,608 5,305
Sohrab (Triwheeler) 1,972 1,732 3,813 1,560 1,063 2,781 900
Qingqi(2&3 wheeler) 26,831 10,616 15,580 21,405 26,058 28,407 26,727
Hero 22,519 21,038 35,010 41,972 38,834 20,466 11,525
Ravi 23,032 18,243 22,951 26,882 22,308 17,935 21,848
Sazgar(Triwheeler) 9,779 4,690 10,863 15,699 16,328 10,244 13,414
Habib 19,562 15,462 19,234 21,659 25,356 24,294 16,379
TOTAL 660,593 509,054 736,861 838,665 828,576 819,556 771,507

Source:Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association

Pakistan motorcycle (and three-wheeler) sales by manufacturer

(units)
2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Honda 453,380 349,892 483,151 570,168 587,866 635,269 639,499
DYL Motorcycles 63,245 66,484 120,953 113,903 86,000 57,364 12,138
Suzuki 33,401 15,326 17,437 19,685 22,694 19,512 24,356
Sohrab 6,349 7,059 6,758 3,920 3,101 2,812 4,817
Sohrab (Triwheeler) 1,992 1,741 3,780 1,581 1,175 2,733 900
Qingqi(2&3 wheeler) 28,098 10,593 15,393 20,363 26,136 28,156 26,322
Hero 24,237 19,818 36,166 42,270 38,928 20,350 11,511
Ravi 22,836 18,457 23,304 26,920 22,121 19,211 22,425
Sazgar(Triwheeler) 9,779 4,525 10,618 15,442 16,473 10,347 13,107
Habib 19,256 14,029 20,208 21,203 25,399 24,463 16,971
TOTAL 662,573 507,924 737,768 835,455 829,893 820,217 772,046

Source:Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association

 

 



(Reference) Production and Sales in Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia

Motorcycle Production

(units)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Vietnam 3,091,500 3,506,600 4,070,200 3,634,500 3,682,500 n.a.
Philippines 679,497 813,361 762,947 588,458 729,690 754,125
Malaysia 436,430 467,941 498,076 543,088 549,244 440,157

Source: Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries、General Statistics Office of Vietnam (Note) Vietnamese production volume data for 2013 is provisional.

Motorcycle Sales

(units)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Vietnam 2,745,000 3,070,000 3,562,000 3,109,000 2,793,000 2,711,000
Philippines 637,792 759,849 731,130 702,600 752,835 786,362
Malaysia 432,681 468,175 494,586 537,753 546,719 442,749

Source: Data in Vietnam and Myanmar-Federation of Asian Motorcycle Industries. The data in Vietnam is from Yamaha Motor's financial result reports.

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