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Japanese production, exports nearly even with 2006

July 31, 2007
Filed under Features

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) reported July 30 that motorcycle production among its members for the first half of 2007 was down 1 percent compared to 2006 and exports were up 0.1 percent.

Motorcycle production for the first half of 2007 was 869,211 units, which is a decrease after three years of upturn.

JAMA members exported 663,783 units in the first half of 2007. This is a 602-unit increase, or 0.1 percent, and represents the second straight year of increases.

JAMA also reported results for the month of June. Motorcycle production was down 2 percent (2,638 units) from the same month in the previous year. Exports were down 15 percent (15,212 units) to 84,615 units from June 2006.

For more on JAMA’s first-half report, see the Aug. 13 edition of Powersports Business.

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