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Motorcycle sales and production statistics for January to November 2015



 

According to statistics provided by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) the output and sales figures of Chinese motorcycles in November was slightly better than the October figures but still experienced an obvious decline on a year-on-year basis. The total industry production and sales from January to November of 2015 continued to decline.

 

November stats

During the month of November the industry-wide output and sales of Chinese made motorcycles was 1,527,000 units and 1,499,900 units respectively an increase of 6.84% and 3.28% month on month and a decrease of 18.41% and 18.43% on a year-on-year basis. The year-on-year drop narrowed by 1.97% and 0.53% compared with the figures for the previous month. The output and sales of two-wheeled motorcycles grew by 8.35% and 4.25% month on month but fell by 17.89% and 18% year on year to 1,351,800 units and 1,323,000 units. The output and sales of three-wheeled motorcycles fell by 3.49% and 3.45% month on month but fell by 22.23% and 21.5% year on year to 175,200 units and 176,900 units.

 

January to November

From January to November, the total production and sales of the Chinese motorcycle industry reached 17,211,200 units and 17,221,200 units respectively a drop of 10.8% and 10.81% year on year, and the drop increased 0.82% and 0.8% compared with the figures of the first ten months. The output and sales of two-wheeled motorcycles dropped by 11.44% and 11.48% year on year to 15,173,400 units and 15,186,300 units. The output and sales of three-wheeled motorcycles fell by 5.73% and 5.52% year on year to 2,037,800 units and 2,034,900 units. By the end of November, the total industrial business inventory was 618,900 units, a fall of 8.23% year on year, and the drop expanded 0.49% compared with that at the end of October.

The total output of motorcycle production throughout January to November of 2015 decreased by 1.93% year on year to 17,197,800 units. From January to November, the total production and sales of motorcycle industry reached 17,211,200 units and 17,221,200 units, a drop of 10.8% and 10.81% year on year. The city scooters bucked the trend, with a total output and sales which had increased by 0.78% and 1.05% year on year to 3,074,600 units and 3,060,900 units, and exceeded the production of cubs to become the second largest model of motorcycle manufactured in China.

 

Electric motorcycles

The growth of motorcycles over 250ml for leisure and recreation purpose is obvious and the imported motorcycle figures are also growing rapidly. Electric motorcycles have become increasingly more popular in cities and have a broad market space. From January to November, the production of electric motorcycles reached 114,100 units, a 485% increase year on year.

 

Export statistics

The Chinese motorcycle export figure dropped significantly in 2015. Only Latin America out of the five export destination continents continues to grow, as export to Africa and Europe fell by 20%. According to the statistics from the Customs, for the first ten months of 2015 Chinese motorcycle export figures dropped by 8.66% year on year to 7,067,600 units, and the export value dropped by 8.81% year on year to 3.793 billion US dollars.

 

 

 

Engines

From January to November of 2015, the export of motorcycle engines dropped by 12.20% year on year to 1,876,200 units, and its export value reached 234 million US dollars, a drop of 16.92% on a year-on-year basis.

 

ATV

The export of ATVs dropped by 10.43% year on year to 72,900 units, the export value of which was 172 million UD dollars, a 18.34% drop on a year-on-year basis.

 

Motorcycle parts

The export value of motorcycle parts was 356 million US dollars, a drop of 6.42% year on year.

 

Most popular engine displacements

According to statistics of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, from January to November, the top five types of motorcycles in export volume were 125cc, 150cc, 110cc, 250cc and 50cc, respectively reaching 2,643,700 units, 1,639,800 units, 1,328,400 units, 425,500 units and 375,700 units. Comparing with the same period last year, export volume of 250cc kept growing, while, the other types dropped. The total export of the five types was 6,413,100 unit, accounting for 90.78% of total motorcycle export.

 

Export value by displacement

From January to November, the top five types of motorcycles in export value were 125cc, 150cc, 110cc, 250cc and 50cc, respectively reaching 1.425 US dollars, 919 million US dollars, 620 million US dollars, 325 million US dollars and 232 million US dollars. Compared with the same period last year the export value of 250cc motorcycles grew slightly, while, the other models dropped in value. The total export value of the five types was 3.521 billion US dollars, accounting for 89.82% of total motorcycle export amount.

 

David McMullan says-

Although it is clear that production and sales continues to drop it is not all bad news for the industry. Since the beginning of this year, affected by factors such as the low price of raw materials and the cancellation of consumption tax the profit of the total Chinese motorcycle industry was able to grow. For the first ten months of 2015 the total industry profit increased by 15.23% year on year to reach 3.697 billion Yuan.

 


March 30, 2016
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