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The Production and Sales of China Motorcycle Industry in the First Three Months of 2016

Date:29-06-2017 Source:chinamotor

According to the statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, in March 2016, the production and sales of motorcycle saw growth compared with that of the previous month but drop on year-on-year basis. From January to March, the total production and sales of the whole motorcycle industry were 3,920,400 units and 3,981,700 units, the year-on-year drop of which obviously expanded compared with the same period last year.

In March, the production and sales of motorcycles were 1,485,200 units and 1,485,900 units, seeing respectively 53.68% and 47.47% growth compared with the previous month and 8.35% and 8.95% drop on year-on-year basis. Thereinto, the production and sales of two-wheeled motorcycles increased 53.31% and 45.66% compared with that of the previous month while decreased 8.04% and 8.65% on year-on-year basis to be 1,306,600 units and 1,306,700 units respectively. The production and sales of three-wheeled motorcycles increased 56.47% and 62.09% compared with that of the previous month while decreased 10.62% and 11.06% on year-on-year basis to be 178,600 units and 179,200 units respectively.


From January to March, the total production and sales of the whole motorcycle industry were 3,920,400 units and 3,981,700 units, dropping 14.01% and 13.53% on year-on-year basis, the decreasing amplitude of which expanded 6.24% and 5.49% respectively compared with the same period last year. Thereinto, the production and sales of two-wheelers were 3,482,600 units and 3,549,200 units, dropping 14.38% and 13.77% respectively on year-on-year basis, the decreasing amplitude of which expanded 6.43% and 5.46% respectively compared with the same period last year. The production and sales of three-wheelers dropped 10.96% and 11.51% respectively to be 437,700 units and 432,400 units, dropping 10.96% and 11.51% on year-on-year basis, the decreasing amplitude of which expanded 4.78% and 5.84%. From January to March, the sales-output ratio of the whole motorcycle industry is 101.56%, growing 0.56% compared with the same period last year.

According to the statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, in March 2016, the production and sales of three types of two-wheelers all saw obvious growth compared with that of last month. On year-on-year basis, the production and sales of cub dropped the most, the standard type dropped slightly, and the scooter was basically flat compared with the same period of last year. In March, the production and sales of standard motorcycles were 781,200 units and 785,400 units, increasing 52.31% and 46.25% compared with that of the month before and decreasing 6.1% and 6.76% on year-on-year basis. The production and sales of cub were 240,100 units and 246,800 units, increasing 42.61% and 37.56% compared with that of the month before and decreasing 21.29% and 21.15% on year-on-year basis. The production and sales of scooter were 285,300 units and 274,500 units, increasing 66.81% and 51.98% compared with that of the month before, the production increasing 0.53% while the sales decreasing 0.23% on year-on-year basis. Looking at the sales proportion of various types out of the total sales of two-wheelers, the standard, the cub and the scooter respectively accounted for 60.11%, 18.89% and 21%.

According to the statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, in March 2016, the production and sales of different types of three-wheelers saw obvious growth compared with that of the previous month while drop in varying degrees on year-on-year basis. Thereinto, the decreasing amplitude of passenger-transport three-wheelers was still quite notable. The production and sales of right three-wheeled motorcycle increased 56.45% and 62.07% monthly and decreased 10.6% and 11.07% on year-on-year basis to be 178,500 units and 179,100 units. Thereinto, the production and sales of general passenger three-wheeled motorcycles increased 24.92% and 28.67% monthly and decreased 30.58% and 29.61% on year-on-year basis to be 24,300 units and 24,400 units. The production and sales of general cargo three-wheeled motorcycles increased 62.93% and 68.98% monthly and decreased 6.31% and 7.18% on year-on-year basis to be 154,200  units and 154,800 units.

According to the statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, in March 2016, the total export and the export volume of complete bike of motorcycle manufacturing enterprises saw a rapid growth compared with the previous month but continued to drop on year-on-year basis. From January to March, the export volume of complete bike of motorcycle manufacturing enterprises still dropped compared with that of the same period last year.

In March, total export of motorcycle manufacturing enterprises was 371 million US dollars, increasing 30.11% monthly while decreasing 15.17% on year-on-year basis. Thereinto, the export quantity and the export value of complete motorcycles were 593,100 units and 319 million US dollars, increasing 34.46% monthly and decreasing 7.73% on year-on-year basis in number, while increasing 34.09% monthly and decreasing 11.36% on year-on-year basis in value.

Thereinto, the export quantity of two-wheelers were 575,000 units, dropping 7.8% compared with the same period last year. The export quantity of three-wheelers were 19,000 units, dropping 5.4% compared with the same period last year. In the first quarter, the total export of motorcycles were 1,728,000 units, dropping 9.2% on year-on-year basis, the decreasing amplitude of which expanded 7.1% compared with the same period last year.

According to the statistic data of China Association of Automobile Manufactures, in March 2016, the top five motorcycle models in export value were 125cc, 150cc, 110cc, 250cc and 50cc. Their export amounts were 107 million, 82 million, 50 million, 31 million and 22 million US dollars, respectively. The total export value of the five series in March reached 292 million US dollars, accounting for 91.54% of the total export of motorcycle.

According to the statistic data of China Association of Automobile Manufactures, from January to March, the top 10 motorcycle manufacturers in export quantity were Dachangjiang (Haojue), Loncin, Lifan, Wuyang-Honda, Yinxiang, Zongshen, Northern Ek Chor (Dayang), Guangzhou Dayun, Sundiro Honda, and Jialing. From January to March, the total sales of the ten manufacturers were 2,291,500 units, accounting for 57.55% of the total sales of motorcycles, increasing 0.13% on year-on-year basis.


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