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jama.jp: Motorcycle Production Data for December 2009
Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in December 2009 was recorded as 51,915 units. Compared with the 112,024 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 60,109 units or 53.7%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for twenty eight consecutive months.

December 2009 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 4,862 units, down 9,357 units or 65.8%
51 - 125cc 6,269 units, down 549 units or 8.1%
126 - 250cc 9,579 units, down 7,160 units or 42.8%
Over 250cc 31,205 units, down 43,043 units or 58.0%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in December 2009 stood at 24,919 units, a decrease of 18.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

December 2009 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 16,881 units, down 16.8%
51 - 125cc 4,058 units, down 15.4%
126 - 250cc 2,028 units, down 39.6%
Over 250cc 1,952 units, down 3.4%

Exports (result) stood at 41.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle December 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 15,894 55.6
Suzuki 13,436 42.2
Yamaha 13,093 40.7
Kawasaki 9,483 48.7
Others 9 450.0
Total 51,915 46.3
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Motorcycle Production Data for Calendar Year 2009 (January 2009 - December 2009)

Number of Motorcycle Produced
Motorcycle production for Calendar Year 2009 (January 2009 - December 2009) was recorded as 644,901 units. Compared with the 1,226,839 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 581,938 units or 47.4%, and production decrease for four consecutive years.

Calendar Year 2009 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 108,417 units, down 54,511 units or 33.5%
51 - 125cc 57,424 units, down 70,957 units or 55.3%
126 - 250cc 125,384 units, down 67,479 units or 35.0%
Over 250cc 353,676 units, down 388,991 units or 52.4%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) for Calendar Year 2009 stood at 380,777 units, a decrease of 27.1 % and the decrease for four consecutive years.
Calendar Year 2009 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 255,561 units, down 13.6%
51 - 125cc 65,888 units, down 45.5%
126 - 250cc 37,180 units, down 33.2%
Over 250cc 22,148 units, down 55.5%

Exports (result) stood at 54.3% as compared with the previous year.
Reference: Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle Calendar Year 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 196,179 58.2
Suzuki 163,865 47.0
Yamaha 161,640 46.2
Kawasaki 123,146 64.4
Others 71 75.5
Total 644,901 52.6



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