Metric OEM exports to North America dip substantially
September 18, 2009
Filed under Features
Metric manufacturers cut back drastically on exports to the United States in July, a trend that has been seen throughout the summer.
Metric OEMs, including Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki, exported 8,942 motorcycles to the United States, a decline of nearly 64 percent compared to the year-ago month, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).
Canada also saw a decrease. Metric OEM exports there totaled 1,033, a decrease of nearly 19 percent from the year-ago period.
Last year in the United States, June and July exports totaled more than 46,000 motorcycles. This year, that number has dwindled to approximately 16,500.